Archbishop blesses San Francisco’s tallest building

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone invited to bless 61-story Salesforce Tower

In a remarkable event for the increasingly secular city of St. Francis, Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff invited Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and other religious leaders to bless the 61-story, Salesforce Tower, being touted as the city’s tallest building. “The invitation to offer this interfaith blessing speaks to the deep faith and commitment to philanthropy of … [Read more...]

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700 gather with Archbishop Cordileone for special immigration Mass

More than a dozen priests from parishes throughout the archdiocese took part in the bilingual Mass

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrated a special immigration Mass before 700 congregants at St. Peter Church in the Mission District on March 11 in response to requests from community members for his pastoral presence during a time of uncertainty. More than a dozen priests from parishes throughout the archdiocese took part in the bilingual Mass honoring the dignity of … [Read more...]

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Dispute over seminary leadership led to order’s departure

Sulpicians decided to leave St. Patrick's Seminary without warning after board of trustees sought to negotiate a change in governance

The following comes from an October 25 Catholic San Francisco article by By Valerie Schmalz: After 118 years, the society of diocesan priests who have administered and taught at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University will withdraw completely from the seminary at the end of this academic year. The abrupt Oct. 21 announcement by the U.S. provincial of the Sulpicians Father … [Read more...]

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Sulpicians to leave St. Patrick’s Seminary

After 118 years, order will be withdrawing administrative and academic services at the end of academic year

The following comes from an October 22 Archdiocese of San Francisco press release:
 Yesterday the Archdiocese was informed by the Society of the Priests of St. Sulpice (Sulpicians) that, after 118 years, they will be withdrawing their administrative and academic services from the Seminary at the end of this academic year, June 30, 2017. We sincerely thank the Sulpicians … [Read more...]

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Salvatore Cordileone urges support for the First Amendment Defense Act

Schools shouldn't lose their accreditation simply because of their views on marriage

The following comes from a July 12 USCCB news release: WASHINGTON—Urging support for the First Amendment Defense Act Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious … [Read more...]

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SF archdiocese appoints mentor for new priests

Archbishop Cordileone: "One's being is changed"

The following comes from a May 24 story by Valerie Schmalz in Catholic San Francisco. Saying that “it is a very critical stage in a priest’s journey,” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has instituted a new position focused on mentoring priests for the first five years after ordination. Archbishop Cordileone appointed longtime Immaculate Heart of Mary pastor and former … [Read more...]

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San Francisco Catholic school nuns: we’re ok with trans teacher

A female-to-male transsexual is allowed to keep job at all-girls Mercy High School

The following comes from a May 12 SF Chronicle article by Jill Tucker: Gabriel Bodenheimer could have lost his job when he recently came out as transgender to leaders of a San Francisco Catholic high school. Instead, in what some call a momentous step, the English teacher will remain at Mercy High, fully accepted as a man. The announcement of support by an order of the … [Read more...]

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