Archbishop Cordileone Named 2015 Calegari Award Recipient
The Calegari Award recipient is selected by CANFP in recognition for their unique and significant contribution to the people of California, reflecting the vision, insight, and faithful dedication of Fr. Marc Calegari, SJ— advocating for NFP, and the values and principles on which it is based.
We are pleased to announce the 2015 Calegari Award Recipient is Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the unanimous selection by the Award Committee, in gratitude for, and recognition of, decades of courageous leadership as an advocate for Love and Life. Despite demanding national responsibilities as Chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, Archbishop Cordileone, has tirelessly served the people of California, and especially those in the three Dioceses he has been assigned—San Diego, Oakland, and the Archdiocese of San Francisco—providing formation and services to educate and inspire all of good will to live God’s design for love and life. As Bishop of both Oakland and San Francisco, he called upon the experts at CANFP to provide the seminarians studying for those dioceses a week long supplementary formation program on God’s Design for Married Love. He also provided a program on marriage for the clergy of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and prioritized the need for a marriage and family life ministry within the Archdiocese, reactivating that position with dedicated resources and director. He has served on the Executive Board of CANFP since 2009, providing inspired leadership, humble service, and creative ideas that have found their voice in many CANFP events and outreach.
Archbishop Cordileone was presented with this award at the 2015 CANFP Banquet, held Aug. 22, 2015 at the Event Center, St. Mary’s Cathedral, at the conclusion of the 2015 Statewide Conference, MALE AND FEMALE HE CREATED THEM. Archbishop Cordileone celebrated the Closing Mass for the conference, immediately prior to the Banquet at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Thank You Archbishop Cordileone, from the NFP Community of California, and the generations to come that will reap the fruit of your vision and faithful service!
Letter of Congratulations from Dr. Howard Herning, first Calegari Award Recipient
Dear Friends, It was a great blessing and honor to be the first recipient of the newly established Calegari Award at CANFP’s inaugural conference in San Jose in 1993, and to receive it from my dear friends, Drs. John and Lyn Billings. My heart is filled with joy to congratulate this year’s most deserving recipient, my own bishop, Archbishop Cordileone. I join you all in honoring the good Archbishop, for his faithful and courageous leadership. With this award, we thank you dear Archbishop, for caring enough, for loving enough, to proclaim the truth with love and true compassion. I am humbled to share with such a man the honor of Calegari Award Recipient. Dr. Howard Herning