Religious Whispers
15 Things Latinas Secretly Think About Their Religion, Faith and Sexuality
By Kelli Acciardo | 10/14/2014 - 19:55

These thoughts about religion might kill your mami (or abuela) if she heard them...


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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
Pope Francis Never Really Wanted to Be Pope
By Amaris Castillo | 06/10/2013 - 10:26

It turns out Pope Francis didn’t really want his position.

According to MSN Now, the first Latin American pontiff in history said he “didn’t want to be pope.”

The 76-year-old made the remark during a chat with children from Jesuit schools across Italy and Albania.


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Nuns
Pope Francis Rigid On Reforming “Radical Feminist” U.S. Nuns
By Amaris Castillo | 04/16/2013 - 10:09

Seems as though Pope Francis isn’t too keen on “radical” feminism. Reports are out that the new Argentine leader of the Roman Catholic Church has reaffirmed the Vatican’s criticism of a group of Catholic nuns known as the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). The group, which represents more than 80 percent of the 57,000 Catholic nuns in the United States, was decreed by the former Pope Benedict to change its ways.


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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
Pope Francis Says "I'm Italian" - Does He Identify as Latino?
By Sugey Palomares | 03/20/2013 - 11:09

As the first Latin American pontiff in history, Pope Francis became an instant favorite among most Latino communities. Since taking power, Jorge Bergoglio has made it clear that spreading the word of God throughout Latin America is part of his agenda. Within a week of getting sworn in, Pope Francis has already met with Argentinean President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who he previously clashed with in regards to gay marriage and abortion.


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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
Do the Pope's Views Match Those of U.S. Latinos?
By Sugey Palomares | 03/14/2013 - 13:10

While the world has the opportunity to celebrate history in the making, as the first Latin becomes the new pontiff, we must also wonder what Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio really stands for and whether his beliefs align with the modern Latino in the U.S. There’s no denying that he has his work cut out for him.


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Pope Francis I
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the First Latin Pope
By Samantha Leal | 03/14/2013 - 11:46

History was made as the new pope was named – and he is Latino! Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, 76, became the new pope who will lead 1.2 billion Catholics. Pope Francis (as he’s now named) is the first Latin American to be named as such. But what do you really know about him? Here are ten things you definitely need to know.


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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
We've Got a New Pope - And He's Latino!
By Amaris Castillo | 03/13/2013 - 15:53

There’s a new pope at the Vatican – and he’s Latino!

The world stood still today as we waited for the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church to emerge from the balcony at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Vatican City. When he did, the man in the white robes was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, former Archbishop of his native Buenos Aires.


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Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI Steps Down
By Latina Staff | 03/01/2013 - 09:51

The red loafers have left the building.

Pope Benedict XVI left the Vatican today, ending a seven-year reign as the head of the Catholic Church and becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.

The pope, who favored red loafers and whose appointment as pope was marked by sexual abuse scandals by priests, toured St. Peter’s square in the popemobile, greeting tens of thousands gathered for the occasion, and stopping to bless babies.


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