The Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco said on Monday that he endorsed the immigration reform bill currently under consideration in Congress, but opposed a gay rights amendment that could be added to the legislation.
Pope Francis Friday appointed the Rev. Michael Barber to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Oakland.
A bipartisan group of 109 members of Congress signed a letter on Wednesday urging that the FBI add new categories in its tracking of hate crimes.
Saint Mary’s College of California introduced its new president, Dr. James Donahue, in a special ceremony on Tuesday. He is the first lay person to serve in that position in the college’s 150-year history.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo are joining Vice President Joe Biden on his trip to the Vatican for the installation Mass of Pope Francis next week.
A group of Bay Area college students got the chance of a lifetime, getting a first hand look as the new pope was introduced to the world at the Vatican on Wednesday.
California Gov. Jerry Brown, who trained as a Jesuit, said Wednesday that he is pleased to see a Jesuit elected pope.
Bergoglio is known to be conservative on spiritual issues. He opposes abortion, same-sex marriage and supports celibacy. However, according to the National Cathedral Reporter’s John Allen, “he’s no defender of clerical privilege, or insensitive to pastoral realities.”
Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis.
Newly elected Pope Francis I speaks to the waiting crowd from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City & will lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics…