archdiocese of san francisco

Monday, September 25, 2023
Gov. Newsom vetoes bill prioritizing transgender ‘affirmation’ in child custody battles

Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed legislation that would have “put a thumb on the scale” for parents supporting transgender “affirmation” in custody battles.

Monday, September 18, 2023
Non-physicians could perform abortions under bill signed by governor

The powerful pro-abortion lobby continued to exhibit its clout, as the California Legislature approved a bill that would empower physician assistants to perform aspiration abortions and greenlit legislation to expand… Read More

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
School Opt-Out Resources for Parents

Students all over the state have returned to school, and now is an excellent time for parents to research and review the opt-out options available for specific curricula in public… Read More

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
900-plus attend Archdiocese of San Francisco event for formerly incarcerated, crime victims

A record 900-plus people attended the Sept. 8 Archdiocese of San Francisco’s 11th annual Reentry Conference, Resource and Job Fair, aimed at helping those recently released from prison or jail,… Read More

Saturday, July 01, 2023
Experts: Parents Rights are key religious freedom, cornerstone of social justice

Parental rights over the education of their children are a matter of religious freedom, social justice and protected by the U.S. Constitution, said two experts who spoke during Religious Freedom… Read More

Monday, May 01, 2023
Archbishop praises parents, students at 34th annual Respect Life Essay Contest Award ceremony

Archbishop Cordileone singled out parents particularly for praise at the annual Respect Life Essay Contest awards. “You are the ones forming them in faith,” he said.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
California Catholics asked to lobby lawmakers

The month of May will see Catholics making appointments at California lawmakers’ offices, phoning and sending emails to lobby for and against four pieces of legislation prioritized by the California… Read More

Sunday, January 22, 2023
Walk for Life Mass features soaring, expressive music in honor of life, martyred saint

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone commissioned a special prolife Mass from composer Chris Mueller, believing it would bring notes of beauty and hope to the looming 50th anniversary of Roe v.… Read More

Sunday, January 22, 2023
Tens of thousands rally at 19th annual Walk for Life West Coast

The first Walk for Life West Coast since the June 24 U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade drew tens of thousands of prolife supporters to San Francisco in… Read More

Thursday, September 29, 2022
California bishops’ conference: Gov. Newsom prioritizes abortion over mothers and families

The executive director of the public policy arm of the California bishops today offered a blistering statement criticizing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to sign a raft of bills prioritizing abortion… Read More

Thursday, September 15, 2022
‘For freedom, Christ has set us free.’ (Galatians 5:1)

Archbishop Cordileone’s column for the 2022 September issue of Catholic San Francisco.

Sunday, September 11, 2022
Archbishop to first responders: “We thank you.”

Uniformed police, firefighters and sheriff’s deputies stood saluting in silent tribute of their comrades who had died, as the haunting notes of ‘Taps’ filled the Cathedral of St. Mary of… Read More