Tijuana archbishop concelebrates Mass, gives homily in Oakland diocese

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón visited four parishes to offer catechesis in advance of Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe

Work, humanity and bridges of collaboration are needed to make progress in dealing with migration, advises the archbishop of Tijuana, Mexico. The archbishop, Most Rev. Francisco Moreno Barrón, visited the Oakland diocese at the invitation of Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. Archbishop Moreno concelebrated the Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe and gave the homily on Dec. … [Read more...]

Tijuana archbishop urges solidarity with Central American migrants

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón says thousands of Central Americans who have reached Tijuana hoping to cross the border into the United States “took us by surprise”

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tijuana encouraged the faithful in his homily on November 25 to share “from our poverty” with the Central American migrants arriving in the city. Thousands of Central American migrants have reached Tijuana in their attempt to cross the border to the United States. The first migrant caravan, which left Honduras Oct. 13, numbers more than … [Read more...]

Rough reception in Tijuana

As caravan from Central America arrives in border city, residents demanded that they leave, sang the Mexican national anthem and shouted, "Mexico!"

The first participants in the caravan of Central Americans arriving in Tijuana, Mexico, were met with hostility as residents of an affluent neighborhood confronted migrants wanting to camp on a beach near the border fence separating the United States and Mexico. The residents demanded the migrants leave Tijuana, sang the Mexican national anthem and shouted, "Mexico!" as … [Read more...]

California, Mexican border bishops meet in Tijuana

Bishops from California were San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, Fresno Bishop Armando Ochoa and San Diego Auxiliary Bishop John Dolan

As caravans of Honduran and Guatemalan immigrants traveled through Mexico toward the U.S. in a cacophony of media reporting and political rhetoric, a group of California and Mexican bishops met quietly in Tijuana in their annual meeting of prayer and friendship Oct. 22-23. “We made much progress in building up bonds of communion between our communities with much friendship and … [Read more...]

Priest’s body found in Rosarito

Injuries caused by firearms

The archbishop of Tijuana, Francisco Moreno Barron, announced the death of Icmar Arturo Orta in a statement issued yesterday. On Sunday night, the Attorney General's Office of the State reported that in the first minutes of Friday the finding of a lifeless body inside a car, on Alegee Circuit and Rosarito streets, in the Rancho Chula Vista area of Rosarito. In a statement … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

“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...]