The following comes from a July 21 story in the San Diego Reader.
According to Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, Pope Francis accepted an invitation to visit Mexico during a meeting between the two at the Vatican last month.
Since the June 7 meeting, Tijuana has turned up repeatedly on lists of cities the pope is likely to visit, especially since the Vatican has expressed interest in a city where immigration is a major issue.
On that count, Tijuana scores high — both in illegal immigration into the U.S. and in deportations from the U.S. to Mexico.
According to the Instituto Nacional de Migración, 96,000 people were deported from the U.S. to Baja California in 2013; of those, 46,875 were sent to Tijuana.
Tijuana, said mayor Jorge Astiazarán Orcí, has become a good example for the rest of the world of “the great problem of immigration.” The mayor’s remarks came in a July 17 interview published the following day by the daily El Sol de Tijuana.
In a July 18 television interview with Mónico Margarito, judicial vicar for the Archdiocese of Tijuana, he said it was entirely possible that Tijuana will be picked for a papal visit because of immigration’s role in the life of the city.
According to a July 16 story published by the Mexico City daily Excélsior, which cited sources among Mexico’s bishops, Tijuana is on a list with Monterrey and Mexico City for the papal visit.
The visit will occur near the end of September 2015 and is scheduled to coincide with a papal visit to Philadelphia for an international conference on the family, Excélsior reported.
Neither the visit to Mexico nor to Philadelphia has been confirmed by the Vatican.
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Why is the human heart shaped as it is? By Archbishop Fulton Sheen:
The human heart is not shaped like a valentine heart, perfect and regular in contour; it is slightly irregular in shape as if a small piece of it were missing out of its side. That missing part may very well symbolize a piece that a spear tore out of the Universal Heart of Humanity on the Cross, but it probably symbolizes something more. It may very well mean that when God created each human heart, He kept a small sample of it in heaven, and sent the rest of it into the world of time, where it would each day learn the lesson that it could never be really happy, that it could never be really wholly in love, that it could never be really whole-hearted until it rested with the Risen Christ in an eternal Easter, until it went back to the Timeless to recover the sample which God had kept for it from all eternity.
The person who thinks only of himself says only prayers of petition; the one who thinks of his neighbor says prayers of intercession; whoever thinks only of loving and serving God says prayers of abandonment to God’s will, and this is the prayer of the saints.
By Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Since Mexico is the 6th largest oil producer in the world, and NAFTA has brought them many jobs, I hope the Pope asks them why they don’t do more for their own citizens, and why they don’t help patrol the border from their own side.
Mel, the Pope will instead probably praise Obama for giving $63 Million dollars to USCCB charities (Catholic Charities, and CCHD).
Intrinsic evils aren’t that important don’t you know.
What is a few million of American Souls, that the US Bishops fail to teach and shepherd compared to millions. Follow the money.
890 The mission of the Magisterium is linked to the definitive nature of the covenant established by God with his people in Christ. It is this Magisterium’s task to preserve God’s people from deviations and defections and to guarantee them the objective possibility of professing the true faith without error. Thus, the pastoral duty of the Magisterium is aimed at seeing to it that the People of God abides in the truth that liberates. To fulfill this service, Christ endowed the Church’s shepherds with the charism of infallibility in matters of faith and morals. The exercise of this charism takes several forms