By: Savin Mattozzi ~Staff Writer~ Pope Francis made statements last week that could signal a change in the Catholic Church’s stance on married priests. These statements and an opening up of Church regulations come in the context of a shortage of priests. Francis suggested to the German newspaper Die Zeit that the Church could be open to ordaining married Catholic men who wish to be priests in a response to low numbers of priests in rural and remote areas. According to The New York Times, the restriction is not doctrine or dogma. It is a canonized law that asserts that … Continue reading Pope pushes to allow married priests
By: Andrew Utz ~Distribution Manager~ As we have already seen, solving climate change is a long-term commitment which can’t be solved by a short-term answer. For the past few decades, human-based issues have been on the forefront of our news, politics and livelihood, with little effect on any of these. Some would argue that we have made progress, but to some, the progress has been too slow. We have made changes to air and water quality in the United States, but we are still far from making a significant difference. Last year, Pope Francis stated that water is a human … Continue reading Man’s push for an equitable planet Why climate change requires more from the U.S. and the world
By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ After arriving in the United States on Sept. 23, Pope Francis began his trip to America with a welcoming ceremony at the White House. In the afternoon, Pope Francis held the Mass of Canonization of Junípero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Junípero Serra was a Spanish Franciscan friar who aided in colonizing California in the late 1700s and converted thousands of Native Americans to Catholicism. Junípero Serra is the first Hispanic saint and the first saint to be canonized in the U.S. On Thursday, Pope Francis … Continue reading Pope Francis visits U.S., speaks to Congress
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