Pope Francis

Reader Input: Churches should return to basics

Several of the local churches, including the Catholic Church, have based their Lenten community weekly service on 12-step spirituality. If the many faith-based churches got back to ...

Reader Input: Get ready for Vatican-gate

The Roman Catholic Church doesn’t have anything to do with God. The Roman Catholic Church is an institution. That power and money and fear could cover up sexual abuse of chil ...

Reader Input: Three who operate on a higher plane

America, America, God shed his grace on thee! God called Nelson Mandela home and gave America the gift of Barack Obama and the Catholic Church the gift of Pope Francis. When one do ...

Another View: The pope and the president

WASHINGTON — We have reached a new level of political absurdity when the right is mad at the pope and the left wants to anoint his head with oil. Everyone seems to have his ...

Reader input: Get facts right on Pope Francis

Re: Visual Viewpoint, Sunday, April 15, Defamation of Pope Francis The “cartoon” of Pope Francis and the alleged “chickens coming home to roost” was offen ...

Reader Input: Papal choice resonates

I am a bit of a “lapsed” Catholic, as my mom would say, who has been disillusioned by the scandals and corruption in the Catholic Church. Today’s selection gave ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Local reaction to new pope; state of the Auburn Fire Department; two die in vehicle wreck and ballerina brings home the gold

  Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what w ...

Pope Francis is known for simplicity and humility

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — In unadorned white robes, the first pope from the Americas sets a tone of simplicity and pastoral humility in a church desperate to move past t ...