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…

The Lepanto Institute finds that USCCB Catholic Campaign for Human Development gave grants to openly pro-abortion organizations

The Lepanto Institute finds that USCCB Catholic Campaign for Human Development gave grants to openly pro-abortion organizations

A Tennessee group that describes aborting unborn babies as “healthcare” received a $50,000 grant from a U.S. Catholic bishops’ agency in 2019, according to a new report from the Lepanto Institute. The grant came from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an anti-poverty agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Lepanto Institute recently…

Archbishop Naumann resident Joe Biden “should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic” because “his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching”

Archbishop Naumann resident Joe Biden “should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic” because “his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching”

Speaking with Catholic World Report, Naumann flatly said that Biden “should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic” while acknowledging that his abortion views stand in direct opposition to the Catholic Church. “Mr. Biden professes to be a devout Catholic, yet is 100% pro-choice on abortion. How do you think America’s bishops ought to respond…

A Step Forward in the Protection of Basic Rights

A Step Forward in the Protection of Basic Rights

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s injunction issued late last night (2-5-21) in South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et. al striking down California’s blanket ban on indoor worship. “This is a very significant step forward for basic rights. This decision makes clear we can now return to…

Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life Voters

Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life Voters

Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life Voters Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone January 21, 2021 On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized prolife voters who voted for Donald Trump on the abortion issue, saying their votes cause her “great grief as a Catholic” and accusing them of “being willing to sell the…

San Francisco archbishop responds to Pelosi: ‘No Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion’

San Francisco archbishop responds to Pelosi: ‘No Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion’

CNA & CBJ—The Archbishop of San Francisco on Thursday responded with a public statement to the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who accused pro-life Trump voters of being sellouts. In a Jan. 18 podcast with former senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)—who lives in San Francisco, CA, said that…

NJ Bishops Call for Day of Prayer and Fasting on Roe Anniversary, Jan 22

NJ Bishops Call for Day of Prayer and Fasting on Roe Anniversary, Jan 22

CNA—As the United States approaches 48 years of legalized abortion nationwide, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey are asking Catholics to join in a day of fasting and prayer to support a culture of life. “As we mark this tragic event in our nation’s history, we remember the millions of lives lost to abortion and…

Time to Remember Cardinal Vigano’s Letter and His Warning about the Great Reset

Time to Remember Cardinal Vigano’s Letter and His Warning about the Great Reset

Last October, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, published a second Open Letter to the President of the United States of America.   The letter was even more powerful than his first, and at the beginning of this new year 2021, we at Catholic Business Journal believe it is well worth…

Bishop Stika, Archbishop Gomez speak out against “Catholic” Biden abortion, infanticide, HHS mandate policies

Bishop Stika, Archbishop Gomez speak out against “Catholic” Biden abortion, infanticide, HHS mandate policies

Archbishop Gomez , president of the U.S. Bishop’s Conference (USCCB) and Archbishop of Los Angeles is not alone among bishops who are seriously concerned with “Catholic” Joe Biden’s consistent and aggressive support for infanticide, abortion-on-demand and public funding of such human atrocities. This week Bishop Richard Stika, of Knoxville Tennesee, spoke out this week about…

Vancouver archbishop criticizes pandemic restrictions on Masses

Vancouver archbishop criticizes pandemic restrictions on Masses

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver expressed disappointment with the government’s decision to ban religious services as part of a plan to curb the pandemic in British Columbia. During Sunday Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver, Miller said religious institutions are not being treated fairly compared to the other establishments. “As I mentioned in the…

Texas bishop calls for prayer until election result is ‘officially authenticated’

Texas bishop calls for prayer until election result is ‘officially authenticated’

CNA—While the U.S. bishops’ conference congratulated presumptive president-elect Joe Biden on the election results this weekend, the bishop of Fort Worth has called for prayer, saying the vote tallies are not yet official. “This is still a time for prudence and patience as the results of the presidential election have not been officially authenticated,” Bishop…

Cardinal Vigano pens another open letter to President Trump, with a warning

Cardinal Vigano pens another open letter to President Trump, with a warning

His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, has written yet another open letter to President Donald J. Trump. Read it in its entirety below. It is available in PDF by clicking here. Read it in Italian here.