LA mayor meets with Pope Francis
The two discussed climate change, poverty, and immigration at Vatican

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican Friday, where the two discussed “the priorities of climate change, young people, poverty, and immigration.” “I’m so grateful to Pope Francis for the deep

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2019-08-10T07:05:49-07:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |23 Comments

Pope Francis counsels priests to keep the faith
The Lord is "rescuing us from hypocrisy"

Pope Francis published a letter Sunday to encourage all priests to remain steadfast and prayerful during this time of purification after revelations of abuse by some priests, so that there may be a renewal of holiness in the priesthood.

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2019-08-07T12:42:10-07:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |3 Comments

Did McCarrick aide’s letters get Archbishop Vigano full story in Washington Post?

The following comes from a June 9 story in the Washington Post. In the instant he became one of the most controversial figures in modern Catholic Church history, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò went dark. The retired Vatican ambassador to Washington

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Pope Francis: “Abortion is never the answer”

Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion is never the answer to difficult prenatal diagnoses, calling selective abortion of the disabled the “expression of an inhuman eugenics mentality.” “Fear and hostility towards disability often lead to the choice of abortion, configuring

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2019-05-27T10:26:52-07:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: |4 Comments

Pope Francis says no plans for female deacons, but study continues

Pope Francis said Tuesday that the Vatican commission exploring the possibility of female deacons continues its study, but does not have any consensus that would lead soon to a plan of action. “For the female diaconate, there is a way

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2019-05-07T17:43:41-07:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |28 Comments

Homosexuality dodged at Vatican summit

The following comes from a Feb. 23 story in the New York Times. .... At the meeting, even as organizers and attendees pushed time and again to focus the discussions on pedophilia, the conflicting views about homosexuality within the church

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2019-02-26T18:36:14-07:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Homosexuality and transgender issues|Tags: , , |49 Comments

Cal State Fullerton: the attraction of Buddhism, part 2

California Catholic reporter Mary Rose visits a California college each week and ask students about God, good, and evil.  The following is a continuation of an earlier story today. Liliana and Jenessa, both studying sociology for social work Outside Pollak

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2019-01-28T14:22:55-07:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Inquiring Minds|Tags: , , , |5 Comments