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Archbishop Cordileone’s schedule
Apr. 11, 2017
April 21: Morning Mass, Nativity Parish; confirmation, St. Ignatius/St. Agnes  

Archbishop Cordileone’s Easter message
Apr. 11, 2017, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
Easter is the high point of the church year, the culmination of the saving mysteries that Jesus has embodied. From what seems to be utter defeat, Jesus emerges as the victor. His humble self-sacrifice has been not a failure, but the fulfillment of his mission to save us. 

Archbishop Cordileone’s schedule
Apr. 4, 2017
April 9: Palm Sunday Mass, 11 a.m., cathedral; Holy Hour for Missionaries of Charity  

Archbishop Cordileone’s Schedule
Mar. 21, 2017
March 23: Bishops’ workshop, Washington, D.C.  

Archbishop Cordileone’s Schedule
Mar. 7, 2017

Archbishop Cordileone’s schedule
Feb. 7, 2017
Feb. 10: Independent Review Board meeting  

Archbishop Cordileone’s schedule
Jan. 24, 2017
Jan. 28: Mass for Discernment Weekend, St. Patrick’s Seminary  

Catholic education stresses virtues
Jan. 23, 2017, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
In the United States many boys and girls enjoy basketball. No parent is surprised that when a child gets home from school and has done his homework, he wants to go out and shoot baskets in the backyard or the playground with his friend. The child can do this five days a week and ...

Archbishop Cordileone’s schedule
Jan. 10, 2017
Jan. 12: Presbyteral Council, Priest Personnel Board and chancery meetings; Catholic University of America reception  

Archbishop Cordileone’s schedule
Dec. 13, 2016
Dec. 18: Cathedral Mass, 9 a.m.  

Archbishop’s Circle is a chance to help in a special way
Dec. 13, 2016, By Valerie Schmalz
Marcia Jervis is a member of the Archbishop’s Circle “to support the archbishop.”  

Archbishop Cordileone’s schedule
Dec. 5, 2016
Dec. 8: Finance Council meeting; First Profession Mass, Missionaries of Charity  

Archbishop Cordileone’s schedule
Nov. 29, 2016
Dec. 1: Chancery and Priest Personnel Board meetings  

Archbishop Cordileone’s schedule
Nov. 1, 2016

Implementing ‘Amoris Laetitia’
Nov. 1, 2016, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
This is the sixth and last in a series by Archbishop Cordileone on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” (the Joy of Love).

Archbishop: Don’t legalize marijuana
Oct. 18, 2016, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
When the State of Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana, traffic fatalities related to cannabis doubled. Emergency room visits have risen sharply in Colorado primarily among toddlers who consume marijuana edibles. 

Archbishop Cordileone’s schedule
Oct. 18, 2016
Oct. 20: Presbyteral Council, chancery, Priest Personnel Board meetings  

‘Amoris Laetitia’ V: ‘Why Male and Female’
Oct. 18, 2016, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
In these articles reviewing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” I have made reference to the relativistic culture in which we live, which tells us, in effect, that we create our own reality. 

World Mission Sunday 2016
Oct. 18, 2016, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
On World Mission Sunday, October 23, Pope Francis invites each of us to be part of that change for our world of great need. He calls us to announce the mercy of God, “the beating heart of the Gospel” (Misericordiae Vultus 12).  

‘Amoris Laetitia’ IV: Christian marriage and divorce
Oct. 4, 2016, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
Pope Francis in “Amoris Laetitia,” as well as in both of the recent Synods on the Family, discussed at length a difficult reality of modern life: divorce and remarriage. Since Catholics frequently have misunderstandings about Church teaching on these issues, I think ...

‘Amoris Laetitia’ III: Responsible parenthood
Sep. 26, 2016, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
In “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis notes the difficulties as well as the joys facing couples and families today. In this article I would like to address one of the most common questions of married life in our time, namely, that of the spacing of children within the ...

Archbishop urges death penalty repeal
Sep. 20, 2016, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
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 misfortunes in their ...

‘Amoris Laetitia’ II: Christian marriage
Sep. 20, 2016, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
In my first reflection on “Amoris Laetitia” (the Joy of Love), I wrote of our Christian understanding of human nature, that we are made for love – to love and be loved – and are not primarily solitary individuals but fundamentally social beings, made for ...

Archbishop Cordileone’s schedule
Sep. 20, 2016
Sept. 23: Keynote speech, Theology of the Body conference, Ontario  

‘Amoris Laetitia’ I: The Human Person
Sep. 12, 2016, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
“The Christian proclamation on the family is good news indeed.” These words are among the opening statements of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (the Joy of Love). An Apostolic Exhortation is the document issued by the Pope following on a ...

‘Ad orientem’ suggested, not mandated
Jul. 26, 2016, By Mary Bordi
 I hope that the letter “Facing our Lord in worship” in the July 14 edition did not elicit replies to Catholic San Francisco similar to some of the perfunctory responses wallpapering the Internet after Cardinal Sarah's remarks promoting “ad orientem” ...

Jesus did not turn his back at the Last Supper
Jul. 26, 2016, By Sue Hayes
I n response to the letter writer who is so happy that Cardinal Sarah calls for priests to face away from the people because "he is leading us to offer God the holy sacrifice of the body and blood of our Lord on our behalf" I can only say that the writer should ...

Archbishops Cordileone, Lori support First Amendment Defense Act
Jul. 25, 2016, By Catholic News Agency EWTN News
WASHINGTON -- Two leading U.S. bishops have spoken out in favor of a proposed law which would ensure federal religious freedom protections to individuals and faith-based organizations who disagree with same-sex marriage. 

Survey results indicate need for ongoing formation
May. 24, 2016, By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
With the promulgation of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” the work of the two Synods of Bishops on marriage and the family – the Extraordinary Synod of 2014 and the Ordinary Synod of 2015 – is completed, and now it is up to the ...


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