Reclaiming Our Freedom to Worship (Archbishop Cordileone/Matt Archbold)

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09-09-20 05:00 - 06:00

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone received an undergraduate degree in Sacred Theology in 1981 from the Pontifical Gregorian University and the following year returned to San Diego to be ordained and begin his first pastoral assignment. In 1985 he was again sent to Rome, this time to study the new Code of Canon Law. He spent the next four years again at the Gregorian University completing his doctoral degree. In 1995 he was called to Rome and for the next seven years served as an assistant at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s highest canonical court. In 2002, Pope John Paul II appointed then-Monsignor Cordileone as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Cordileone as the fourth Bishop of Oakland. Three years later he was appointed the Archbishop of San Francisco. As the new Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of San Francisco, Archbishop Cordileone received the pallium from Pope Francis in Rome on June 29, 2013.  Archbishop Cordileone serves as Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and is also a member of the Administrative Committee of the USCCB and a member of the Committee for Canonical Affairs and Church Governance.   Archbishop Cordileone’s avocations include jazz music, swimming, hiking, badminton, and spectator sports, especially baseball and football.

Matt Archbold is a father of five children, an author, and a columnist for several prominent Catholic publications. Matt’s book “Faith Under Fire –Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage” has received wide acclaim for its portrayals of Christians facing intolerance.


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