Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
The Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone
Salvatore attended public grammar and high schools and was an active participant in after-school religion classes and high school music programs, including the concert band, marching band and stage band. He graduated from San Diego’s Crawford High School in June 1974. The following December, during his first year of college at San Diego State University, he was encouraged by a young parish priest he respected to attend a seminary vocation retreat. It was during this first year that the Archbishop discerned his call to the priesthood, entering St. Francis Seminary and transferring as a sophomore to the University of San Diego. Salvatore Cordileone graduated in 1978 with a B.A. in Philosophy. He was accepted to study in Rome and continued in the seminary at the Pontifical North American College. He 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. On July 9, 1982, Bishop Leo T. Maher ordained the Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone. 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 assistant at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s highest canonical court.On July 5, 2002, Pope John Paul II appointed then-Monsignor Cordileone as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. He was ordained a bishop on August 21, 2002 by Bishop Brom. On March 23, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Cordileone as the fourth Bishop of Oakland. His Mass of Installation was celebrated on May 5, 2009 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland. Three years later, on July 27, 2012, he was appointed the Archbishop of San Francisco and was installed on October 4, 2012, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption.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 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and so is also a member of the Administrative Committee of the USCCB, and he is a member of the USCCB Committee for Canonical Affairs and Church Governance as well. He currently also serves on the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, Subcommittee on the Catechism, and Eucharistic Revival Bishops’ Advisory Group. In addition, the Archbishop serves on a number of boards to support Church efforts beyond the USCCB, including the Catholic Benefits Association/Catholic Insurance Company, Cross Catholic Outreach Board of Directors, the Courage Apostolate Episcopal Board, the Governing Board of the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria, and is a founding member of the Episcopal Advisory Board of the Catholic Healthcare Leaders Association. The Archbishop also serves as the Prior of the American Delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.
Dr. William Daniel, JCD
The Reverend Réginald-Marie Rivoire, F.S.V.F.
Fr. Réginald-Marie Rivoire of the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris and holds a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He is the Master of Novices at the Friary of St. Thomas Aquinas in Chémeré-le-Roi and Defender of the Bond and Promoter of Justice at the ecclesiastical Tribunal of Rennes. He teaches canon law in various religious institutes.
Peter H. Wickersham, Esq.
He is the principal of Peter H. Wickersham, P.C., a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Rated, San Antonio, Texas boutique Health Law firm founded in 2003. Peter H. Wickersham practices Health Care, Corporate, and Business Transactions Law, specializing in the representation of physicians and other health care providers in connection with business transactions, entity formations, federal and state regulatory matters, physician recruitment and employment arrangements, and practice operations. He represents a wide range of health care providers across Texas, including individual physicians, physician group practices, independent diagnostic testing facilities, urgent care centers, medical research and development companies, and limited license practitioners. In 1992 Peter received his law degree (Cum Laude) from Tulane University Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and a Legal Writing and Research Senior Fellow. In addition, Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with Minors in Government and Economics from the University of Virginia (1984). Peter practiced health law and litigation in New Orleans, Louisiana prior to relocating to San Antonio in 1997. In 2002 Peter became Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, one of only six attorneys in San Antonio who enjoys this distinction. Since 2010 Peter has been consistently selected by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America© 2010 - 2023 in Health Care Law. Peter is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Louisiana State Bar, the San Antonio Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Catholic Bar Association. From 2007 to 2009 Peter served on the State Bar of Texas Health Law Council. He currently serves on the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Health Law Exam Commission. He is a Member of the Board of Directors, and the current Immediate Past President of the Catholic Bar Association. Peter is a frequent speaker on the issue of physicians’ and medical professionals’ conscientious objection rights. Peter served as a long-time member of the Board of Directors of Allied Women’s Center, San Antonio’s oldest Catholic crisis pregnancy center, and as a member of the school councils of St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic School and St. Pius X Catholic School in San Antonio.