Two California bishops nominated to lead USCCB committees

Bishop Michael Barber nominated to head Committee on Catholic Education, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone nominated as chairman for Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth

When the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop convenes next week, much of the attention with focus on how the bishops will address the recent clerical abuse scandals. But the bishops will also be electing new leadership for six of the conference committees. The USCCB will gather in Baltimore for its general assembly Nov. 12-14. On the ballot will be candidates for the … [Read more...]

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San Francisco archbishop to meet with faithful on sex-abuse scandals

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone schedules five meetings in different cities "for people in our archdiocese to meet with me and speak to me directly"

The following is an excerpt of a letter from Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco: September 21, 2018 Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle Dear People of the Archdiocese of San Francisco,  In my letter to you of August 17, 2018, I explained that I would consult the Presbyteral Council of the Archdiocese and my Cabinet in order to determine how I would designate an act … [Read more...]

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Proposed Catholic hospital mega-merger assessed by Church officials

Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives and San Francisco-based Dignity Health proposed merger would include 139 hospitals, employ 159,000 people, and have combined revenues of $28.4 billion

Catholic ethics and church law must be at the center of a merger of two major Catholic health care systems that, if approved, will create the largest non-profit health system in the country, an archdiocesan official says. Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives and San Francisco-based Dignity Health announced the proposed merger Dec. 7. They aim to create a new Catholic … [Read more...]

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“How would you want to be treated if you were in their situation?”

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco sides with father of three following his detention by immigration authorities

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco asked the United States to take its temperature as a society after he got personally involved in the detention case of an immigrant in the country illegally. In May, Hugo Mejia, 37, and a co-worker were handcuffed by federal immigration officials when they reported for work at a construction site at Travis Air Force Base in … [Read more...]

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Openly gay Catholic deacon under review by San Francisco archdiocese

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone considers evidence of flagrant departure from Catholic teaching by Deacon Brian Bromberger

(Warning: Contains graphic descriptions and images)  An openly “gay” ordained deacon in the Archdiocese of San Francisco is currently under “review” as Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone considers evidence demonstrating his flagrant departure from Catholic teaching. In June LifeSite provided evidence of Deacon Brian Bromberger’s explicit endorsement of homosexual behavior and … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Cordileone urges death penalty repeal

Statement on Propositions 62 & 66 on the November 2016 California Ballot

The following comes from a September 20 statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in Catholic San Francisco: Three years ago at this time I was part of a delegation of California bishops who paid a pastoral visit to San Quentin State Prison. While there, we had the opportunity to meet with a number of the inmates on death row, hearing their stories, learning of the … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Cordileone to speak at Thomas Aquinas College commencement, will receive school’s highest award

TAC prays novena in anticipation of Zubik v. Burwell verdict

The following comes from an April 28 Angelus article: On May 14, the Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, will give the commencement address to Thomas Aquinas College’s graduating students. During the event, Archbishop Cordileone will be honored with the school’s highest award, the St. Thomas Aquinas Medallion, in recognition of his life-long … [Read more...]

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Catholic groups back San Francisco housing measure

Proposition A would help fund public housing

The following comes from an October 20 Catholic San Francisco article by Valerie Schmalz: It will take two-thirds of San Francisco voters to pass a $310 million housing ballot proposition aimed at buying, rehabilitating and preserving housing that middle income residents could afford as renters or homeowners. Proposition A on the Nov. 3 ballot would also fund … [Read more...]

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Morality fight goes on

Faithful identity leads to success for Catholic schools, new report says

The following comes from a July 29 SF Chronicle article by Jill Tucker: Teachers at four Catholic high schools emerged from an emotional and drawn-out contract battle this week with a tentative agreement that limits the ability of San Francisco’s archdiocese to link their private lives to their job description. Yet amid the gains at the bargaining table, critics feared … [Read more...]

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Postmodern paganism – we’re almost there

Meanwhile, Archbishop Cordileone warns that gender transitions are a threat to faith

 There following comes from a June 3 Cruxnow article by David Gibson: NEW YORK — Amid the national buzz over transgender celebrity Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner revealing her new female identity, a leading culture warrior in the Catholic hierarchy has denounced the spread of “gender ideology” and warned that it threatens the very foundation of the Church’s faith. “The … [Read more...]

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