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.

The Bishop: Teacher of the Gospel on Behalf of Communion
Homily – Ordination to the Episcopacy of the Most Reverend Michael Barber as the Fifth Bishop of Oakland Cathedral of Christ the Light May 25, 2013 Introduction “So, what do… Read More
The Bishop: Teacher of the Gospel on Behalf of Communion
Homily – Ordination to the Episcopacy of the Most Reverend Michael Barber as the Fifth Bishop of Oakland Cathedral of Christ the Light May 25, 2013 Introduction “So, what do… Read More
The Two Sides of the Catholic Church
Letter to the Editor by Archbishop Salvatore J. CordileoneOpinion/Open Forum, San Francisco Chronicle No question that Wednesday was a game-changer for the Catholic Church. And lots of opinion-makers have been… Read More
The Integration of the Spiritual and the Temporal for the Sake of Authentic Freedom and Sound Democracy
Wednesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Year “1” Introduction We have come together in this church as those who have dedicated their lives to the service of the law,… Read More
The Integration of the Spiritual and the Temporal for the Sake of Authentic Freedom and Sound Democracy
Wednesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Year “1” Introduction We have come together in this church as those who have dedicated their lives to the service of the law,… Read More
Rebuilding from Within: the Path to True and Lasting Joy
Installation Mass, Feast of St. Francis  October 4, 2012, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral  Introduction “Francis, rebuild my house.” These words which our Lord spoke to St. Francis from the … 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.