On September 23, Pope Francis will canonize Junipero Serra in Washington D.C.
Serra’s canonization has generated widespread protest, particularly among Native American groups. The Academy of American Franciscan History has produced a video that presents the basic elements of Serra life. We hope it will be helpful.
You might also like to read Jeffrey M. Burns’s reflection on the canonization: “Serra’s Canonization: A Cause for Controversy or Healing?”
An interview with San Diego's Bishop McElroy about the Church, our diocese, and a theology of mercy.
Pope Francis' New Encyclical letter on Ecology: Laudato Si' (Praised Be)- June 2015
Pope Francis talks about the environment and a culture of care in his newest encyclical letter.
Click on the link below for responses to the Encyclical:
Oscar Romero to be beatified May 23rd
Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero's sainthood has been fast-tracked by Pope Francis, and is to be beatified May 23 in San Salvador.
Click here for a full article: http://ncronline.org/news/vatican/report-Oscar-Romero-be-beatified-may-23
Pope Francis Announces His Intention to Canonize Junipero Serra
The pope will be in the US in September for a world gathering of Catholic families and plans to canonize the "great evangelizer."
Click here for a full article:http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/15/us-pope-philippines-serra-idUSKBN0KO1BF20150115
New Orleans Welcomes a New Auxiliary Bishop
Pope Francis has named, Fr. Fernand Cheri III, OFM, as auxiliary bishop to New Orleans, the first African American priest to be named bishop in 8 years.
Click here for a full article: http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-drought-is-over-pope-taps-prodigal.html
Vatican Theologians Declare Oscar Romero a Martyr
On Friday January 9th, authorities in Rome declared that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated as a martyr for the Catholic faith, a pivotal step forward in the sainthood process.
The CCTC, along with CCS, will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Archbishop Romero's martyrdom with a series of events in March. Follow this link for more information about the week of events to celebrate Romero's Life and Legacy: http://www.sandiego.edu/cctc/events/index.php
Click here for a full article: http://ncronline.org/news/people/report-Vatican-theologians-declare-Romero-martyr
Click here for an article onf Archbishop Romero, martyrdom, and ecumenism: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/blog/archbishop-Romero-martyrdom-and-ecumenism