OUR ARCHBISHOP

Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop of San Francisco

Salvatore Cordileone was appointed the Archbishop of San Francisco on July 27, 2012, and was installed on October 4, 2012, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption.

Since then, he has led the faithful of San Francisco with steadfast determination.

Latest from the Archbishop

Read Archbishop’s latest statements, homilies, op-eds, videos, memos, and more.

Marriage: Beautiful, God’s Gift, and in Danger
Gretchen R. Crowe, OSV Newsweekly OSV Newsweekly recently interviewed Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, chairman ofthe USCCB subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, on the themesincluded in the fourth chapter… Read More
The Ministry of the Sick to the Christian Community
Homily for the World Day of the Sick By Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco February 7, 2015; St. Mary’s Cathedral Introduction It would be difficult to come… Read More
The Ministry of the Sick to the Christian Community
Homily for the World Day of the Sick By Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco February 7, 2015; St. Mary’s Cathedral Introduction It would be difficult to come… Read More
The Virtues of Don Bosco Present in Our Midst
Homily for Mass to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of St. John Bosco January 30, 2015; Saints Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco, California Introduction On this happy occasion… Read More
The Virtues of Don Bosco Present in Our Midst
Homily for Mass to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of St. John Bosco January 30, 2015; Saints Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco, California Introduction On this happy occasion… Read More
The Abiding Presence of God in His Word Made Flesh
Homily for Christmas 2014, Mass During the Day Introduction It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you all to our Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption today, especially… Read More
The Abiding Presence of God in His Word Made Flesh
Homily for Midnight Mass, Christmas 2014 Introduction It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you all to our Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption tonight, especially all of… Read More
Learn the Lesson of Advent to Not Miss the Lord When He Comes to Meet You
Homily for the First Sunday of Advent, Year “B”Given at the Solemn Mass at the London Oratory of St. Philip NeriNovember 30, 2014 IntroductionI remember someone once recounting to me… Read More
The Mystery of St. Francis’ Perfect Joy
Homily for the Mass of Rededication of the National Shrine of St. Francis By Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi: October 4,… Read More
PASTORAL CHARITY, THE HEART OF THE VOCATION OF THE PRIEST
HOMILY – MASS OF ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD June 7, 2014 (Readings: Jeremiah 1:4-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4; John 10:11-16)  Introduction The earliest examples of Christian art we have are wall… Read More

Letters and Statements from the Archbishop

Articles from the Archbishop

Memos from the Archbishop

Videos from the Archbishop

Homilies by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

The coat of arms

The coat of arms of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrates the line of fishermen in his family. It presents a red crab against a silver background and a demi-lion with red claws holding a heart to honor the family name, Cordileone, which means “heart of a lion” from a literal translation of cor di leone.

The banner at the bottom includes his motto, “In Verbo Tuo,” translated, “At Your Word,” recalling the Gospel story of the apostles casting their nets at the Lord’s urging after fishing all night and catching nothing. Peter lets down the net on the strength of Christ’s command. “And Simon answered: ‘Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” (Luke 5:5)

Archbishop’s Circle

The Archbishop’s Circle consists of over eighty households representing about 110 individuals. Circle members support special programs identified by Archbishop Cordileone. Without the support of the Circle members, these initiatives would not be funded.

Support Archbishop Cordileone and his vision by funding special programs and initiatives

The Archbishop’s First Pastoral Letter

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you” (Jer 1:5). A young Jeremiah heard the Lord speak these words to him over 2500 years ago. In these times in which we are living, the scourge of abortion ignores the reality that humans are made in the image of God, known and beloved by God. This pastoral letter addresses all Catholics, but especially Catholics in public life, calling for deep reflection on the evil of abortion and on the meaning of receiving Holy Communion, the Bread of Life.