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Tag Archives: Archd. San Francisco
Rumor volat. Meanwhile, our response is to push ahead relentlessly, joyfully. We are our rites and we cannot be stopped. I received this… “ In celebration of the 14th anniversary of the publication of Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum, St. … Read More
This is interesting. His Excellency Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone arranged for multiple Masses to be celebrated simultaneously on the plaza in front of the Cathedral of San Francisco. Alas, these Masses were versus populum, but they were Masses in what … Read More
Coming up in November, His Excellency Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Those interested can learn more about the Mass of the Americas … Read More
A priest friend sent me a copy of the letter address to the people of the Archdiocese of San Francisco by his Excellency Most Rev. Samuel Cordileone. His letter addresses the present crisis. The letter is impressive. Among the things … Read More
Do you remember when Fr. Illo at a parish in San Francisco decided to stop the service at the altar by females (YAY!) and the world came down on his head. In the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, there … Read More
The newly ordained are celebrating their First Masses. I had a note about the First Mass of a new young priest in San Francisco. Congratulations to Fr. Alvin Yu. Here he is at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, where he … Read More
I direct the readership’s attention to a blog post by a newcomer… She reacted to the attacks on the Star of the Sea parish and Frs. Ill and Driscoll by the liberal priests in San Francisco. She’s not happy. Go … Read More
A while back I mentioned that there was going to be a “Mass Mob” at Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco to support the beleaguered priests. It seems to have been a success. I received a few photos. … Read More
I call on all the readers here to pray and offer fasting and alms for the spiritual defense of Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco. Will San Francisco be the Alamo of the Church in these USA? Today, in the ultra-liberal … Read More
This is another indication of what is coming our way in the near future. Folks… start getting your heads into that mental place where you can deal with open persecution. From LifeSite: SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – San Francisco’s … Read More
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is taking flack from the usual suspects for his support of an initiative at Star of the Sea to build a corps of altar boys (not girls – HERE) and for having an entirely reasonable … Read More
Canon 915! From CNS: SF Archbishop on Pelosi: No Catholic Can Dissent from Church Teaching on Abortion (CNSNews.com) – Responding to statements made by House Minority Leader Nancy [the Theologian] Pelosi [more HERE] — who would not say at her … Read More
On the Feast of the Assumption (a holy day of obligation) there will be a Pontifical Mass at the Throne celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino (aka the Extraordinary Ordinary), at Noon at the Bishop O’Connor Center. … Read More
For your Brick by Brick file, I was sent a link to an entry at Catholic San Francisco about a new liturgical institute established by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Archbishop explains goal of new liturgical institute On the eve of the … Read More
In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, the Archbishop of San Francisco, Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, offered some interesting comments. Read the whole thing there, but here is something of interest concerning the older form of Holy Mass. … Read More
Unitatis redintegratio applied: Episcopal “Bishop” not seated for installation of Archbp. Cordileone
Rex novus in Aegypto. The other day Archbishop Cordileone was “installed” (a fitting word given the shape of the Cathedral in San Francisco). You may recall that just days before the installation the Episcopalian (Episcopal) “Bishop” of California, Marc Andrus, … Read More
I bring to your attention something from The Catholic League about the recent DUI incurred by Archbishop Cordilone, newly appointed to San Francisco. Liberals are dancing around their bonfires as if Cordilone’s head is already on a stick. I’ve been watching … Read More