It doesn’t look like a Catholic Church

Tijuana's archbishop rejects modern design for city's new cathedral

Tijuana’s new archbishop has rejected the design of a cathedral that has been under construction since 2006. In an undated press release posted on the new cathedral’s website, Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón said, among other things, “That in eagerness that it be modern, the project does not look like a Catholic church, much less a cathedral.” The archbishop has … [Read more...]

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From small Tijuana restaurant to Christ Cathedral

Cesar Antonio Sanchez will sing Misa Criolla in Orange diocese

The following comes from an April 20 story in Orange County Catholic. Christ Cathedral will present its Spring Choral Spectacular at Christ Cathedral April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Guest soloist César Antonio Sánchez will sing the beautiful Misa Criolla as one of the featured works of the evening.... César began his musical study as a boy chorister at the Church of the Sacred … [Read more...]

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March for life, peace and migrants in Tijuana draws 30,000

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón spoke out against walls while he carried cross of migrants

Some 30,000 people gathered last Sunday for the 17th March for Life, Peace and Migrants in Tijuana, Mexico. Led by the Archbishop of Tijuana, Francisco Moreno Barrón, participants marched from the former bullfighting stadium, Toreo de Tijuana, to the Tijuana Auditorium, where they arrived at 11:30 am. Before the march on March 19, the Archbishop of Tijuana prayed for the … [Read more...]

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Thousands of Haitians trapped in Tijuana seeking entry into U.S.

“They’re too many to deal with”

The following comes from an October 12 Angelus article by JD Long-Garcia: TIJUANA, Mexico — Behind a migrant center just south of the U.S.-Mexico border, hundreds of Haitian migrants wait their turn to shower. Inside, volunteers schlep eggs, rice, beans and assorted vegetables to the kitchen. Valentino Lopez Guerrero keeps a sharp eye on the back door, a box in his arms. … [Read more...]

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“Long live the natural family”

Thousands take to the streets of Tijuana to protest same-sex marriage

The following comes from a September 10 San Diego U-T article by Sandra Dibble: TIJUANA — Thousands of opponents of same-sex marriage, including Tijuana’s new Roman Catholic archbishop, gathered for a rally in the city Saturday to protest Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s proposed constitutional reform favoring the right for couples to marry regardless of gender … [Read more...]

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Mother Teresa got Carl’s Jr. burger and fries in San Diego

What she would have made of Pope Francis

The following interview with Father Brian Kolodiejchuck comes from a May 10 story on Actualidade Religiosa (Brazil). Father Brian, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity fathers, is  the postulator of Mother Teresa’s cause of canonization. For most of the time he worked on the cause, he was living in Tijuana, Baja California. Mother Teresa will be canonized on … [Read more...]

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We don’t work for the government

Tijuana's archbishop speaks out against demand for "profits"

The following comes from an Aug. 26 story in the San Diego Reader by Bob McPhail. In unusually combative language, the archbishop of Tijuana has accused Mexico's federal government of extorting money from the Catholic Church under the guise of taxation. In an interview published August 25 by the daily newspaper El Sol de Tijuana, archbishop Rafael Romo said new tax … [Read more...]

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