St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), and one of the world's greatest sculptures, Bernini's 1652 marble statue called Saint Teresa in Ecstasy, based on a passage from her writings. “We cannot simply stand by while our people are treated with this lack of compassion for their needs, and this lack of respect for their rights. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America/Getty Images) By CNN.com Wire Service “I want to thank Mayor London Breed for recognizing that faith is essential. Join Dr. Maria Elena Monzani, astrophysicist at the SLAC particle accelerator at Stanford, with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and others, in exploring the big questions at the intersection of religion and science in a series of five live lectures on Zoom, and learn how wonder and amazement direct and inform both faith and reason. “Why only 50 people outside? On Sunday, Cordileone sent a memorandum to the priests of his archdiocese regarding the reopening of churches for public Masses. If social distancing is maintained, why is there any limit?” he questioned. “We can’t be silent any longer,” Cordileone warned his priests. Five people were arrested and charged with felony vandalism over the statue, which is being repaired. Cordileone noted that California and the county of San Francisco, in particular, have been “the most restrictive” regarding public worship during the pandemic. Salvatore Joseph Cordileone (born June 5, 1956) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and the archbishop of San Francisco, California. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. With no luncheon gathering possible in 2020, the 10th annual fundraiser for the Priests Retirement Fund is a weeklong "special collection online" capped by a "Virtual Celebration" on November 19. A program provided a translation of the Latin, with the prayers referring to Satan and his followers as a “cursed dragon and all diabolical legions” and calling for his “proud head” to be “crushed,” the paper said. Look out below: Horrifying pic shows snake eel burst out of bird's stomach in... Monster alligator seen strolling golf course during Tropical Storm Eta, New study reveals the locations at highest risk of spreading COVID-19, Lured by luxury deals, here's where diehard New Yorkers are moving, San Francisco's Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone conducts an exorcism Saturday, outside of Saint Raphael Catholic Church in San Rafael, Calif, Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle via AP. I have indicated in the past how our churches can be a safer indoor space than a retail store; hence, this should also be the norm for churches when reasonable and effective safety measures are observed.”.