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San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone described HR 3755 as “nothing short of child sacrifice.” It would make abortion legal for any reason before the child can survive outside the womb, which is usually considered to be between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. After viability is reached, abortion would be legal if an abortion services provider says that “continuation of the pregnancy would pose a risk to the pregnant patient’s life or health.” This language seems to allow restrictions, but in effect it eliminates limitations on late-term abortions. “Health” is not defined in the bill, but courts have considered emotional and financial concerns as “health.” Risk does not have to be physical or serious. Nothing in the bill requires an attempt to preserve the life of a baby who could survive outside the womb.

 

You frequently remind us you come from a family of pro-life Catholics and that   you had five children in six years. You even credit the skills you developed   while bringing up your children for making you the leader you are today. As   Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone pointed out when launching the “Roses and   Rosaries for Nancy” campaign, you obviously have a “maternal heart.” You also   care deeply for the poor. 

In that piece Cordileone argued that Catholic bishops should not “stay in [their] lane” as pastors and bishops, but that they have a right, even a duty, to excommunicate Catholic officeholders who are “on the wrong side of the preeminent human rights issue of our time [abortion].”

Catholic leaders have contested the notion that St. Junipero Serra was such a controversial figure. On September 13, Archbishops Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, in which they called such claims “outrageous.”

Close to 12,200 people in the Archdiocese of San Francisco have joined the “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign launched by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone to urge prayers for a “change of heart” for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on abortion.

El Arzobispo de San Francisco, Mons. Salvatore Cordileone, precisó que el reciente encuentro del Papa Francisco con Nancy Pelosi, no significa un respaldo de la Iglesia Católica a la postura a favor del aborto de la presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos.

Así lo expresó el Prelado el 13 de octubre, en una entrevista para el programa “The Chris Salcedo Shaw” de Newsmax TV.

In September, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone issued a statement “inviting all Catholics to join in a massive and visible campaign of prayer and fasting for Speaker Pelosi: commit to praying one rosary a week and fasting on Fridays for her conversion of heart.” This week, the Benedict XVI Institute, whose board Archbishop Cordileone chairs, announced it would spend $50,000 on digital advertising featuring the archbishop promoting the rosary campaign.

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said in May that Pelosi wasn’t entitled to Communion due to her support of abortion rights and that “she’s respectful enough not to do anything so provocative.”

But Pelosi also has faced backlash, including from San Francisco’s archbishop, who likened abortion to “child sacrifice” in a recent statement.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone urged Catholics to “pray and fast for members of Congress to do the right thing and keep this atrocity from being enacted in the law.” He also called the proposal is “surely the type of legislation one would expect from a devout Satanist, not a devout Catholic.”

Because Pelosi supports legalized abortion, her archbishop, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, asked “all Catholics and others of goodwill” to join a prayer and fasting campaign for Pelosi’s “conversion.”

On Sept. 24, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that mandates the removal of a statue of Serra from the grounds of the state capitol. Gomez and San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone published an opinion article in The Wall Street Journal decrying the bill and arguing that “no serious historian” agrees with the legislative language, which states: “Enslavement of both adults and children, mutilation, genocide, and assault on women were all part of the mission period initiated and overseen by Father Serra.”

La visita de la Pelosi al Vaticano nos ha devuelto al debate sobre la comunión de Biden.  A estas alturas, no tenemos dudas que el Papa Francisco es favorable, sin decirlo mucho, pero favorable. Tenemos artículo de Jeff Mirus, presidente de Trinity Communications: «¿Sirviente o adulador?» y se refiere a la última hazaña del Papa Francisco, quien, con gran coraje y desprecio por cualquier crítica farisaica a los siniestros tradicionalistas, recibió en audiencia a la Pelosi. Cordileone, no solo reprendió públicamente a la Pelosi, autodenominada católica practicante, por su apoyo al aborto, sino que también pidió oraciones y ayunos por su conversión. La Pelosi,  italoamericana de 81 años, es la portavoz de los demócratas en el Congreso, defensora de pro-elección, de libertad de aborto, y financiamiento estatal de organizaciones pro-aborto,  ambientalista radical, pro inmigración, pro investigación sobre células madre embrionarias y  contra escuelas privadas; todo ello parece ser muy apreciado por el Papa Francisco.

Because Pelosi supports legalized abortion, her archbishop, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, asked “all Catholics and others of goodwill” to join a prayer and fasting campaign for Pelosi’s “conversion.”

“A conversion of heart of the majority of our congressional representatives is needed on this issue, beginning with the leader of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” Archbishop Cordileone said in a statement Sept. 29.

This comes after Pelosi met with Pope Francis last weekend amid Catholic backlash for her pro-abortion stance despite self-identifying as a “devout” Catholic.

“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,” San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone scolded Pelosi in a statement.

Catholic News Agency – October 12, 2021

More than 10,000 people have committed to pray the rosary and to fast on Fridays for the ideological conversion of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the subject of abortion, the Benedict XVI Institute announced Tuesday.

Aleteia – September 2, 2021

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco tweeted on Tuesday that it was “very sad news” that the Afghan employees were still unable to get out. “Keep praying for Roots of Peace workers.”

VENTURA COUNTY STAR – September 18, 2021

Archbishops plead with California Gov Newsom over controversial statue

THE HILL – September 18, 2021

Stop the Slander of Father Serra

THE GUARDIAN – September 17, 2021

Archbishops urge California governor to save controversial statue of 18th-century priest

ALETEIA – September 17, 2021

California bishops defend St. Junipero from legislators’ “slander”

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE – September 17, 2021

S.F. archbishop pleads with Newsom to save Junipero Serra statue at state Capitol

TIMES OF MALTA – September 15, 2021

An Urgent Human Rights Challenge

NEWSMAX – September 9, 2021

Interview with Archbishop Cordileone

HOT AIR – September 10, 2021

As Biden continues down the path away from Church teachings and risks misleading other Catholics about it, the more that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s argument will resonate with the other members of the USCCB

CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE – September 10, 2021

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone similarly criticized these leaders and also highlighted state support for pregnancy centers in Texas in a Sept. 5 op-ed piece in The Washington Post where he said: “Texas gets this right.”

“The state is investing $100 million to help mothers by funding pregnancy centers, adoption agencies and maternity homes and providing free services including counseling, parenting help, diapers, formula and job training to mothers who want to keep their babies,” he said.

The archbishop primarily emphasized the importance of Catholics speaking out against abortion and urged Catholics to particularly challenge Catholic politicians who support laws favoring abortion.

“You cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings,” he said.

BANNON’S WAR ROOM – September 10, 2021

One of the few bishops to have spoken is Archbishop Cordileone

ACI DIGITAL – September 10, 2021

Qualificando o aborto como “o mais urgente desafio de direitos humanos de nosso tempo”, o arcebispo de São Francisco, EUA, dom Salvatore Cordileone levantou a excomunhão de católicos segregacionistas no início dos anos 1960 como exemplo de reação legítima contra políticos católicos que apoiam “um grande mal moral.”

Em artigo de opinião publicado no jornal The Washington Post, o arcebispo atacou declarações recentes de políticos católicos contra a lei aprovada no Texas que proíbe abortos assim que o batimento cardíaco do bebê puder ser detectado.

CHRISTIAN POST – September 10, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s archbishop is defending a pro-life law that went into effect in Texas and doubling down on his previous assertions that Catholics in good standing cannot support abortion.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco wrote an op-ed piece for The Washington Post illustrating “Our duty to challenge Catholic politicians who support abortion rights.” Cordileone, who oversees territory that includes the area Pelosi represents in the Congress, called her out as one of several Catholic politicians who support a practice that directly contradicts the church’s teaching.

RELEVANT RADIO – September 10, 2021

His Excellency Archbishop Cordileone stops by to discuss his recent article about when the Church has used excommunication against public figures for grave misuse of their faith

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY – September 10, 2021

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, recently wrote, in an opinion piece in the Washington Post, about the politics of abortion and how he feels it parallels the institutional racial discrimination of the past. Archbishop Cordileone talks about that and why he felt it was so important to speak out. He also wrote about how the Texas Heartbeat Law “got it right” by providing funding to support mothers and children. The archbishop of San Francisco discusses the options for women with unexpected pregnancies. Earlier this year, bishops debated over whether or not politicians who publicly support and advocate for access to abortions should be allowed to receive Holy Communion. He responds to claims that the bishops are “weaponizing the Eucharist.” He also shares his thoughts on excommunicating Catholic public figures who support abortions.

NATIONAL REVIEW – September 8, 2021

San Francisco archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Sunday shared a message to Catholics like President Joe Biden and House speaker Nancy Pelosi who have condemned Texas’s new abortion law: “You cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings.”

THE CATHOLIC TELEGRAPH – September 8, 2021

Calling abortion “the most pressing human rights challenge of our time,” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Sunday invoked the excommunication of prominent Catholic segregationists in the early 1960s as an example of a legitimate response to Catholics politicians who support “a great moral evil.”

THE FEDERALIST – September 8, 2021

Pastors who “speak softly” about the brutal murder of more than 60 million children should instead mimic Catholic leaders who boldly challenged racial segregation in the 1950s, said the Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone.

EURASIA REVIEW – September 8, 2021

Calling abortion “the most pressing human rights challenge of our time,” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Sunday invoked the excommunication of prominent Catholic segregationists in the early 1960s as an example of a legitimate response to Catholics politicians who support “a great moral evil.”

POLSKIE RADIO – September 8, 2021

W tekście na łamach waszyngtońskiego dziennika Cordileone zwrócił uwagę na “hiperboliczne” jego zdaniem reakcje dwóch katolickich polityków na teksańskie prawo, prezydenta Joe Bidena i spikerkę Izby Reprezentantów Nancy Pelosi, którzy ostro potępili ustawę należącą do najbardziej restrykcyjnych w kraju.

DO RZECZY – September 8, 2021

Metropolita San Francisco, abp Salvatore Cordileone, należy do tej części amerykańskiego episkopatu, która podniosła kwestię stosowania katolickiego nauczania i Kodeksu prawa kanonicznego wobec polityków uważających się za katolików i wyznających poglądy rażąco odbiegające od katolickiej ortodoksji.

NEWS 24 – September 8, 2021

L’archevêque de San Francisco s’élève contre le président Joe Biden, la présidente de la Chambre Nancy Pelosi et d’autres politiciens catholiques qui ont attaqué la nouvelle loi sur l’avortement au Texas, suggérant qu’ils violaient la doctrine fondamentale de l’église.

BREITBART – September 8, 2021

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has publicly called out Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and President Joe Biden for supporting abortion while claiming to be devout Catholics.

CBN NEWS – September 8, 2021

Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop of San Francisco, says it is the duty of Catholic leaders to challenge Catholic politicians who support abortion rights.

In an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Sunday, Cordileone said, “You cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings.”

DAILY CALLER– September 8, 2021

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone emphasized Sunday that Catholics have a duty to challenge pro-abortion politicians like President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Late Wednesday night, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to deny abortion providers’ requests to block Texas’ new law banning abortion after 6 weeks. Both Biden and Pelosi issued statements condemning the Supreme Court ruling and the Texas law and promising to take action to reverse the pro-life legislation.

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK– September 7, 2021

The archbishop of San Francisco condemned “self-proclaimed Catholics” Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for their hypocritical support of abortion. In a recent op-ed, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone defended Texas’s ban on abortions after six weeks.

Cordileone characterized abortion as the “preeminent human rights issues of our time” and said more than 60 million lives have been lost to abortion since the Roe vs. Wade decision. He added pro-abortion politicians should be denied Holy Communion.

“You cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings,” he stated. “The answer to crisis pregnancies is not violence but love, for both mother and child.”

Fox and Friends - January 24, 2021

Rebukes Nancy Pelosi’s Critique of Pro-Life Voters

KPIX-5 - November 30, 2020

Five people arrested for damaging and tearing down a statue of Saint Junipero Serra last month at the Mission San Rafael Arcángel now face felony vandalism charges.

ESNE TV - September 24, 2020

Gateway Pundit - September 20, 2020

The archbishop of San Francisco condemned “self-proclaimed Catholics” Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for their hypocritical support of abortion. In a recent op-ed, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone defended Texas’s ban on abortions after six weeks.

Cordileone characterized abortion as the “preeminent human rights issues of our time” and said more than 60 million lives have been lost to abortion since the Roe vs. Wade decision. He added pro-abortion politicians should be denied Holy Communion.

“You cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings,” he stated. “The answer to crisis pregnancies is not violence but love, for both mother and child.”

CBS Bay Area - September 20, 2020

San Francisco Catholics Stage ‘Free The Mass’ March; Demand Easing Of COVID Limits Placed On Worship Services

Fox & Friends - September 20, 2020

Archbishop calls out California leaders for keeping church services to 12 people

Telemundo 48 - September 20, 2020

El Arzobispo hizo un llamado a los feligreses para que participen en una procesión para pedir que se flexibilicen las restricciones que tiene la iglesia

Univision - September 18, 2020

Arquidiócesis de San Francisco desafía a la alcaldesa y convoca a marcha para reabrir las iglesias by Victor Solis

Univision - September 18, 2020

Convocan a marcha para reabrir las iglesias en San Francisco

Father Mark Goring - September 16, 2020

“FREE THE MASS” in San Francisco! by Fr. Mark Goring

The World Over with Raymond Arroyo - September 10, 2020

Most Rev Salvatore Cordileone with Raymond Arroyo

The World Over with Raymond Arroyo - September 10, 2020

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone with Raymond Arroyo