Pope

Reader input: Many ignorant of Catholic beliefs

First Baptist Church’s Pastor Stewart Fraser’s comments in the March 15 Journal article “Local Catholics excited, Protestants mixed on news of Pope Francis” ...

Local Catholics excited, Protestants mixed on new pope

  The selection of Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new pope on Wednesday drew mixed reactions from local faith leaders. With heavy praise and high hopes fo ...

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday and chose the name Francis, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and th ...

Cardinals set Tuesday as start date for conclave

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope, signaling that they were wrapping up a week of discussion ...

Cardinals impose media blackout ahead of conclave for Pope

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — In the end, American-style transparency was no match for the Vatican's obsession with secrecy.   Cardinals attending closed-do ...

Cardinal: LA's Mahony should help select pope

  MENLO PARK, Calif. — The former archbishop of San Francisco said Monday that Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has a rightful place among Vatican officials who wil ...

Local stars suit up for Optimist showcase

Four football standouts will represent the foothills one more time this weekend at American River College. Offensive lineman Brandon Pope and wide receiver Cameron Southward, both ...

Placer's unconventional o-line

Brandon Pope admits he sometimes thinks about how sweet it would be to tuck the football under his arm and motor through the secondary or take off on a post pattern and haul in a t ...