Nuestro Arzobispo

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.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eSince then, he has led the faithful of San Francisco with steadfast determination.

Latest from the Archbishop

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

“Belief in an Unbelieving Age: Eucharistic Faith and God’s Purpose for Us Here and Now”
For the power of the Eucharist, when celebrated reverently, beautifully, and with all of our best and all of the talent that God has given us to glorify Him, can… Read More
El Arzobispo Salvatore J. Cordileone responde al Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Marin sobre la decisión en el caso de la estatua de San Junipero Serra
The following letter was sent by Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, to the Marin County District Attorney’s office on May 24, 2023.
“Amiga, Esposa y Amante: la Vocación de la Misionera de la Caridad”
Mis queridas hermanas, hoy se profesan como esposas de Cristo, sus más íntimas amigas, en la comunidad de las Misioneras de la Caridad. Su Madre ha modelado perfectamente esta amistad:… Read More
“The Contemplative Vocation: A Life of Service to the Church”
Como aclara el rito de la profesión de votos, la vocación de; que se consagra a la vida contemplativa es la del servicio a la Iglesia, sobre todo, de la… Read More
“‘Divide and Conquer’ or ‘Unite and Prevail’? Learning the Lessons of Lent”
It is a joy for us to welcome you, and it is a joy for me personally to thank those of you who have accompanied these brothers and sisters of… Read More
“Pasando la prueba del desierto usando las disciplinas de Cuaresma”
De acuerdo con la antigua tradición de la Iglesia, comenzamos la temporada de Cuaresma escuchando la historia de nuestro Señor retirándose al desierto para pasar cuarenta días en ayuno.  Esto… Read More
Declaración del Arzobispo Salvatore J. Cordileone sobre el fallecimiento del Papa Emérito Benedicto XVI
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI The passing of Pope Benedict XVI marks the loss of one of the world’s greatest theologians and pastors of souls of the 20th and early 21st… Read More
“Dios Está con Nosotros, la Virgen María Camina con Nosotros”
Aparentemente, nuestro Diosito está llorando de alegría al vernos nuevamente reunidos para honrar a la Madre de Su Hijo.  Y en verdad es una gran alegría para nosotros hacerlo.  Pero… Read More

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 u0022heart of a lion” from a literal translation of cor di leone.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eThe 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.u0022 (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.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eSupport Archbishop Cordileone and his vision by funding special programs and initiatives

The Archbishop’s First Pastoral Letter

u003cemu003e“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”u003c/emu003e (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.u003cbru003e