Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Feeding the birds with children

The first time I took my kids out to hand-feed wild birds, it didn’t go well.. I had hit upon the activity out of desperation at the beginning of spring… Read More

Tuesday, April 05, 2022
Everyone Should Oppose These California Vaccine Mandate Bills

This is not a piece about the ethics of aborted-fetal-cell-derived vaccines. You’ve no doubt read enough of those. It’s not a piece about COVID-19 vaccines or vaccines in general. Again,… Read More

Tuesday, March 01, 2022
California lifts school mask mandate

Today, the Newsom Administration announced the state’s requirement for masking in schools will expire on Friday, March 11, allowing students, regardless of vaccination status, to be without a face mask… Read More

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Masks no longer mandated for Mass

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in a memo to priests dated Feb. 15 said that masks are no longer mandated for church although signs recommending masks should be posted at the… Read More

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Memo from the Archbishop regarding reopening for public Masses, Ash Wednesday Protection of the Blessed Sacrament

With the state of California loosening its COVID restriction policies, it seems timely that we do the same for the Archdiocese, especially with regard to mask mandates. After discussing this… Read More

Thursday, October 07, 2021
Vaccine Mandates FAQ

Read clear answers to your questions about the morality of the COVID-19 vaccines

Thursday, March 04, 2021
Statement regarding Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

“The increased availability of Covid-19 vaccines is already having a welcome effect in reducing the spread of this virus. I encourage everyone to be vaccinated in consultation with their physician.… Read More

Thursday, December 03, 2020
California Catholic Conference, Catholic Health Care Ministries and Catholic Charities Support COVID-19 Vaccinations

The California Catholic Conference[i] affirms that the imminent Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are morally acceptable and commits to working closely with Catholic health care ministries and Catholic Charities to: Promote… Read More

Sunday, June 14, 2020
Re-opening For Public Masses

TO: Priests in the Archdiocese FROM: Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone,Archbishop of San Francisco DATE: June 14, 2021 RE: Reopening for public Masses, part 13  As the state of California is now lifting… Read More

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Mass Re-opening Guide Video

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s letter to the priests of the Archdiocese on February 8, 2020, regarding the reopening of public Masses: As you all know by now, last Friday the Supreme Court… Read More