Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Hundreds go to picnic to support embattled US archbishop

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Hundreds of San Francisco Catholics showed their support for embattled Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at a picnic event last weekend. Eva Muntean, marketing manager at Ignatius Press and a co-chair of the annual Walk for Life in San Francisco, organised the picnic in response to the criticism the archbishop has faced. Archbishop Cordileone said he attended Read more

New IPhone app creates ‘digital collection plate’

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Catholics in San Francisco are now able to donate to their local church using a free iPhone app. The “digital collection plate” stems from a partnership between the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Evergive. It is also available on Android. The app also simplifies creating new donation categories for special causes, be they for Nepal Read more

Removal of US archbishop called for in full page ad

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Dozens of prominent Catholics in San Francisco have taken out a full page ad in a major newspaper calling on the Pope to replace the local archbishop. The ad in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 16 stated Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has “fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance”. More than 100 signatories to an Read more

US cathedral removes doorway showers that soaked homeless

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

San Francisco archdiocese has removed watering devices that drenched homeless people in the doorways of the city’s cathedral. The archdiocese installed the devices at St Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in response to needles, faeces and other dangerous items regularly being left there. But the system lacked a permit and may have violated other laws. Read more

This generation can turn the marriage problem around

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Marriage has been under assault for at least 40 years, but according to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the younger generation can turn the tide — by getting married and staying married. Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco is the chairman of the US bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. As the Supreme Court on Read more

New bishop of San Francisco draws support, concern

Friday, October 5th, 2012

The installation of Salvatore Joseph Cordileone on Thursday as the new archbishop of San Francisco has drawn support and concern, according to an Associated Press report. Cordileone, a native Californian who served as bishop of Oakland for the last three-and-a-half years, is known to be a fierce defender of the Catholic Church’s positions on homosexuality Read more

Archbishop’s mother blames herself for drunk driving charge

Friday, August 31st, 2012

San Francisco’s new Catholic archbishop is scheduled to be arraigned on a drunk driving charge on October 9 — five days after his installation — following his arrest while driving his mother home from dinner at a friend’s house. Archbishop-elect Salvatore Cordileone’s mother Mary told media she blamed herself for her son’s misdemeanour. Archbishop Cordileone, Read more

Drag queens in San Francisco parish controversy

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Whether or not drag queens have been banned from events at San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer Catholic parish has become a controversial topic in the city’s Castro district. Drag queens had been a feature of an annual Harvest Feast fundraiser held on the gay-friendly parish’s property by the Castro Country Club, an addiction recovery group. Read more

Same-sex opponent to be archbishop of San Francisco

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

By choosing a staunch same-sex marriage foe as the new archbishop of San Francisco, the Vatican has laid bare a rift among local Catholics, some of whom strongly support the Church’s position while others emphatically don’t. Salvatore Cordileone played a key role in the passage of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that banned same-sex Read more

Court orders seminarian to pick up trash ‘for helping homeless man’

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Jesuit seminarian, Joseph Hoover (top centre) was sentenced, Monday, to six days in a county jail work program and two years court probation in the first successful case relating to the Occupy Oakland movement. Hoover was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a thoroughfare during a violent demonstration in January that resulted in the arrests Read more