Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests

The following comes from a July 13 Guardian article by Suzanne Goldenberg: Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of a “cult of perfection”, deepening hunger and poverty, and inflicting a heavy toll on the environment.

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2016-07-16T14:46:19-07:00July 17th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |32 Comments

San Diego diocese makes move toward solar power

The following comes from a December 14 Southern Cross article: SAN DIEGO — All parishes in the Diocese of San Diego are being encouraged to install solar power systems in the very near future. The Diocesan Finance Council recommended the

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Pope Francis arrives in the US, denies being a leftist

The following comes from a September 22 Crux article by John L. Allen Jr. WASHINGTON, DC – Pope Francis arrived in the United States to a boisterous welcome Tuesday, telling reporters on the papal plane that he won’t raise the

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2015-09-23T07:50:12-07:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , , , , , , |26 Comments

Remnants of bigotry remain in California Constitution?

The following comes from an August article by Gloria Romero, an education reformer and former Democratic state senator from Los Angeles: Gov. Jerry Brown rarely speaks about his religious faith. But, while at the Vatican recently, he expounded on how

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2015-08-11T20:07:23-07:00August 11th, 2015|Categories: Other News, Politics|Tags: , , , , |12 Comments

Off to Rome we go

The following comes from a July 19 Contra Costa Times article by Josh Richman, Jessica Calefati and Ramona Giwargis: California Governor Jerry Brown and Pope Francis will cross paths this week at a Vatican symposium on climate change and human

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It’s not gobbledygook after all

The following comes from a July 7 Catholic San Francisco article by Christina Gray: Here’s a sampling of reaction to Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudito Si’,” by archdiocesan parishioners, men and women religious, church workers and Catholic leaders who finished reading

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2015-07-14T11:52:41-07:00July 14th, 2015|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , , |48 Comments

Is Pope Francis following Bishop Blaire?

The following comes from a June 18 story on recordnet.com. When Bishop Stephen Blaire came to Stockton in 1999, the region’s highest-ranking Catholic soon realized that dangerous levels of air pollution were contributing to high asthma rates here. The Stockton

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2015-06-19T13:58:12-07:00June 21st, 2015|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |82 Comments

Papal encyclicals: an explainer

The following comes from a June 10 Action Institute Power Blog post by Joe Carter: Here are some answers to questions people who aren’t Catholic—like me—may have about the encyclical Laudato si’: What is an encyclical? The term encyclical (from the

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2015-06-21T23:45:58-07:00June 20th, 2015|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , , , |22 Comments