Posts tagged "Catholic"

The pope may not bring much change to Mexico

The pope may not bring much change to Mexico
Pope Francis is on his first trip to Mexico. On his way to meet with the president of Mexico, he first stopped Saturday morning to greet the elderly, kiss babies and bless the sick on the streets of Mexico City. But in a country that is majority Catholic there isn’t a lot of faith that... Read more »

Am I a bad Catholic if I don't agree with everything the pope says?

Am I a bad Catholic if I don't agree with everything the pope says?
In Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. he has spoken on many topics from helping the homelessness to supporting immigrants and against climate change. I agree with his stance on these issues. He reminds us that Jesus was homeless and how most Americans have immigrant roots. He compels us to take care of our planet.... Read more »

Pope Benedict XVI trading in red shoes for Mexican ones

Pope Benedict XVI trading in red shoes for Mexican ones
Pope Benedict XVI will step down Thursday, the first pope to give up his post in 600 years. This is unprecedented and people are wondering how his vestments will change. One thing is certain is that he will give up his red shoes that symbolize the blood of martyrs. But he will trade them in... Read more »
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Día de los Muertos slideshow

Día de los Muertos slideshow
Día de los Muertos isn’t a time to mourn. But in Mexico more than 40,000 people have been killed since President Felipe Calderon took office in 2006 and launched a war against the drug cartels. All who have died for whatever reason are remembered and even celebrated on November 1 and 2, All Saints’ Day... Read more »

Feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Today is the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico also known as the Goddess of the Americas. While I’m not super Catholic, I would call myself more spiritual than religious. Still I’d like to pay my respects to this image of the virgin. I’ve visited her Basilica in Mexico... Read more »