Off to Rome we go

Gov. Jerry Brown, Bay Area mayors head to Vatican for climate-change meeting

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 trafficking. For now, both have discerned that battling climate change is part of that mission. "I'm very impressed with Pope … [Read more...]

Who’s not excited about Pope Francis?

Many indigenous Ecuadorians have abandoned Catholicism

The following comes from a July 5 CuencaHighLife article by Paola Lopez: Thirty years ago, Gustavo Negrete took his wooden cross and joined other indigenous Ecuadorans to greet Pope John Paul II. But he has no interest in seeing Pope Francis on Sunday. Like a growing number of indigenous people in Latin America, Negrete has turned his back on the Roman Catholic faith that … [Read more...]

Liberation theology, 30 years later

The Sandinista Revolution became the perfect opportunity to create a “popular church”

The following article was posted May 15 on Catholic News Agency. The author, Alejandro Bermúdez, serves as Executive Director of CNA and ACI Prensa. Mr. Bermúdez, a Peruvian journalist, received his training in Social Communications from the University of Lima. In addition to serving as head of CNA and ACI Prensa, he is also the Latin American correspondent for Our Sunday … [Read more...]