ROSES DELIVERED: More than 3,500 people said “YES” to Archbishop Cordileone’s call for a Rose and Rosary for Pelosi’s conversion… and people are STILL signing up

ROSES DELIVERED: More than 3,500 people said “YES” to Archbishop Cordileone’s call for a Rose and Rosary for Pelosi’s conversion… and people are STILL signing up

So far, more than 3,550 people signed up to pray and fast for Nancy Pelosi through Archbishop Cordileone’s “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign in the first 24 hours after it was announced, said Maggie Gallagher, executive director of the Benedict XVI Institute, in a press release. San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone called on Catholics…

URGENT: No Bishop Has Ever Done This Before… and he needs our help!

URGENT: No Bishop Has Ever Done This Before… and he needs our help!

On the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone announced his “A Rose and a Rosary for Nancy Pelosi“ campaign, which will be executed thrrough the Benedict XVI Institute. The collective roses—one for each person who signs up to pray—will be delivered en masse to Senator Pelosi tomorrow,…

FULL STATEMENT: Archbishop Cordileone calls on all Catholics to pray and fast for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

FULL STATEMENT: Archbishop Cordileone calls on all Catholics to pray and fast for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

September 29, 2021—Today, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco asked all Catholics and others of goodwill to join the Benedict XVI Institute’s “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign at BenedictInstitute.org: FULL STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP SALVATORE J. CORDILEONE: “St. Therese of Lisieux, the ‘Little Flower,’ whose feast day we celebrate this Friday, is remembered for…

Cardinal Burke off COVID-19 ventilator and back in hospital room, family says

Cardinal Burke off COVID-19 ventilator and back in hospital room, family says

CNA—Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke has been removed from a ventilator and will move from the ICU to a hospital room as he continues to battle COVID-19. According to an Aug. 21 update on the cardinal’s health, Burke was able to speak by phone with his sister on Saturday morning and “expressed his deep gratitude for…

URGENT UPDATE: Cardinal Burke needs intensified prayers for COVID recovery

URGENT UPDATE: Cardinal Burke needs intensified prayers for COVID recovery

August 18,2021—3pm PST—We have just received word from Lifesite News that Cardinal Burke’s condition is rapidly deteriorating and that he is suffering severe side-effects of a COVID infection. He has developed severe pneumonia and is not responding to treatment. Please intensify prayers for this faithful shepherd! – CBJ Raymond Cardinal Burke, former bishop of La…

Archbishop Cordileone: Social Media’s Threat to Religion

Archbishop Cordileone: Social Media’s Threat to Religion

WSJ—Carl Trueman is a distinguished scholar, bestselling author and ordained Presbyterian minister. On Aug. 7 he gave a series of talks to the Sacramento Gospel Conference, live-streamed on the YouTube channel of Immanuel Baptist Church. Twice during the event, the live broadcast was booted off the air. Viewers were informed that the first interruption was…

Statement of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions

Statement of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions

Statement of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions July 22, 2021 — Let me repeat: no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it. …

Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

CNA—A true culture of caring protects the sick, the vulnerable, and the elderly, said one English Catholic bishop in response to a proposal to legalize assisted suicide in the United Kingdom. “The culture built on the commandment ‘You shall not kill’ has protected the most vulnerable, led to the development of the finest end of…

California Bishop Robbed at Gunpoint over weekend

California Bishop Robbed at Gunpoint over weekend

Bishop Michael Barber, S.J., bishop of the Diocese of Oakland, in California, said he thought “this was it” when he was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend as he walked while praying the Rosary  before Mass. There was nothing out of the ordinary in his walk, a long-standing habit before Mass. “I’ll mention this today…

Archbishop Cordileone ‘deeply grieved’ by attempts to delay consideration of Eucharistic teaching document

Archbishop Cordileone ‘deeply grieved’ by attempts to delay consideration of Eucharistic teaching document

CNA— Two U.S. archbishops on Tuesday responded to attempts by other U.S. bishops to delay consideration of a teaching document on the Eucharist by the full conference. “I’m deeply grieved by the rising public acrimony among bishops and the adoption of behind-closed-doors maneuvers to interfere with the accepted, normal, agreed-upon procedures of the USCCB,” Archbishop…

The Archbishop Responds to Nancy Pelosi

The Archbishop Responds to Nancy Pelosi

Last Thursday at her weekly press conference, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about Archbishop Cordileone’s pastoral letter InTheWomb.org. “I think I can use my own judgment on that but I’m pleased with what the Vatican put out on that subject. Did you read that?” Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded This morning, Archbishop Cordileone responded. Below please…

Archbishop Cordileone: Pastoral Letter on Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life

Archbishop Cordileone: Pastoral Letter on Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life

  “Before I formed you in the womb I knew You” A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life By the Most Reverend Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco Download Pastoral Letter Audio Version Questions Answered The Pastoral Letter in its entirety: Introduction SECTION 1: The Human…

Eucharistic Coherence is a question of love

Eucharistic Coherence is a question of love

On April 14, 2021 America Magazine, as part of its ongoing “Conversations” in America Media, published an article I wrote entitled: “For the church to live in eucharistic coherence, we must be willing to challenge Catholics persisting in grave sin.” In that article I made a number of points. First, I noted that the question…

Eucharistic Coherence and the condemnation of sin

Eucharistic Coherence and the condemnation of sin

At my first Mass as a priest, and at Masses I have offered since, I have prayed quietly one of two prayers offered by priests around the world before we receive the Lord’s body and blood: May the receiving of your Body and Blood, Lord Jesus Christ, not bring me to judgment and condemnation, but…

The Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom, A.D. 400

The Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom, A.D. 400

Is there anyone who is a devout lover of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Is there anyone who is a grateful servant? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! If any have toiled from the first…

Portland archbishop thanks pope for Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings

Portland archbishop thanks pope for Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings

CNA—Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon on Tuesday thanked Pope Francis for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s recent affirmation of the Church’s teaching on marriage and the human person. “I would like to express gratitude to the Holy Father for the recent statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the…

Surprising connection between St. Patrick and Nigeria!

Surprising connection between St. Patrick and Nigeria!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!   Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  It’s a special day for us here in the Archdiocese of New York because Saint Patrick is the patron saint of our archdiocese. He’s also the patron saint of Ireland and Nigeria. What a tribute to the fact that he was an evangelist who brought the…

Lent and The Sacrament of Mercy

Lent and The Sacrament of Mercy

I am ready for Lent this year. Please don’t misunderstand me. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Something within always resists Ash Wednesday’s sober call to repentance and a reorientation of my life. But, after facing the challenges of the pandemic this year, I admit that business as usual has not been…

Benedict XVI addresses resignation conspiracy theories, Iraq, and Biden in new interview

Benedict XVI addresses resignation conspiracy theories, Iraq, and Biden in new interview

CNA—Benedict XVI addressed conspiracy theories about his resignation as pope, Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq, and Joe Biden in an interview with an Italian newspaper published on Monday. The pope emeritus told Corriere della Sera that he stood by his decision despite criticism from his friends in an interview released on March 1, a day…

Creation, Fall and Restoration: Keeping the Ultimate Goal Always Before Us

Creation, Fall and Restoration: Keeping the Ultimate Goal Always Before Us

On October 16, 2002, Pope St. John Paul II issued his Apostolic Letter on the Rosary, Rosarium Virginis Mariae (“The Rosary of the Virgin Mary”). In it, he gave us the luminous mysteries of the rosary. These mysteries, he explains, are those that are manifested in our Lord’s public life. Whereas the joyful mysteries have…

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