Pope Francis suggests contraception could be permissible in Zika fight

The following comes from a February 18 Washington Post article by Sarah Pulliam Bailey and Michelle Boorstein: Pope Francis told reporters Thursday that using artificial contraception may be morally acceptable in fighting the Zika virus, but called abortion another situation entirely,

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2016-02-18T15:13:10-08:00February 18th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |38 Comments

In Mexico, Pope Francis will deliver messages for both sides of the border

The following comes from a February 12 Washington Post article by Rosie Scammell: VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ nearly weeklong tour of Mexico will see the pontiff raise key themes of his papacy as well as issues related to tense national politics

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2016-02-12T15:44:04-08:00February 12th, 2016|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , |21 Comments

Pope’s 2016 trip to Mexico confirmed

The following comes from a December 12 AFP article: Pope Francis will visit Mexico's violence-plagued states of Michoacan and Chihuahua and the impoverished region of Chiapas during a February 12-18 visit, the pontiff announced during mass Saturday at St Peter's. Following his

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2015-12-21T16:41:00-08:00December 14th, 2015|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Pope Francis to visit Mexico in February

The following comes from a November 1 Catholic News Agency article: Pope Francis will visit Mexico City in February 2016, Cardinal Norberto Rivera announced on Sunday. Mexico would be Pope Francis’ fourth trip to the Americas. He visited Brazil for

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2015-11-02T19:47:34-08:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Coptic pope makes first-ever visit to U.S.

The following comes form an October 28 Manteca Bulletin article by Glenn Kahl: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II began his first United States tour with a two week visit to Texas.  The Egyptian and Eastern Rite Pope is the 118th pope

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2015-10-28T11:50:29-08:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

Why Berkeley health professor sees papal visit as a missed moment

The following comes from a September 28 California Magazine article by Krissy Eliot: As Pope Francis ended his widely hailed U.S. visit yesterday and flew home, he left behind at least one disappointed American: UC Berkeley professor of public health Malcolm

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Transcript: Pope Francis’ speech on religious liberty

The following appeared in a September 26 LA Times article: Dear Friends, One of the highlights of my visit is to stand here, before Independence Mall, the birthplace of the United States of America. It was here that the freedoms

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2015-09-27T09:35:16-08:00September 27th, 2015|Categories: Immigration, Politics|Tags: , , , |38 Comments

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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2015-09-23T07:50:12-08:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , , , , , , |26 Comments