San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will be the guest speaker at The St. Austin School’s 2017 Benefit Dinner, taking place March 24 at the Hilton St. Louis Frotenac hotel.
Appointed to San Francisco in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Cordileone chairs the USCCB's Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and sits on the Committee for Canonical Affairs. He is a member of the Board of Trustees, Catholic University of America; the Governing Board of the International Theological Institute; and the Subcommission on the Liturgy for the Anglican Ordinariates.
The Archbishop is widely known for defending the Church’s position on traditional marriage, even while shepherding one of the most politically liberal regions in the nation. He has also courageously worked in his diocese to ensure that teachers in Catholic schools remain faithful to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Previous guest speakers at the annual St. Austin dinners include television commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano, 2016; author Ruben Quezada, 2015; Capt. Guy Gruters, former Vietnam POW, 2014; Rwandan refugee and author Immaculee Ilibagiza, 2013; and Cardinal Raymond Burke, 2012.