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    Bakersfield Environmental News Month in Review
    For those of you who missed it when these stories first came out, here is a short review of this month’s top stories in Bakersfield Environmental News. Just click on the links below for more information.Large new oil slick reported near...
  • The dog daze of summer. Cool off with a hot book!
    A baker's dozen of hot beach books for the dog daze of summer (part 1)
    Why labor over the the dog daze of August? There's still lots of time to catch some rays, dodge Great Whites and read some good reads. Here are 13 memorable books."The Memory Painter" (Picador, $26)Bryan Pierce is an internationally...
  • Information on Pope Francis visit to Philadelphia
    Information on Pope Francis visit to Philadelphia
    Over a million people are expected to see Pope Francis when he comes to Philadelphia on September 26-27 that marks the closing of the World Meeting of Families. His visit here will conclude his trip to North America which includes Cuba, New York...
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    Is the Pope the Antichrist?
    About 40 years ago I was asked a question that was a the hot topic at the time. The question was "do you believe that the Pope was the Antichrist?" At the time I was a new believer in Christ, coming out of the Catholic Church. I wasn'...
  • Local Catholic Churches give little response to the Pope and climate change
    Local Catholic Churches give little response to the Pope and climate change
    On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church worldwide, issued a remarkable encyclical that directly addressed the threat of climate change. His "Laudato Si," subtitled, "On Care for Our Common Home,"...
  • Let Christ satisfy the hunger for the meaning of life, Pope teaches
    Let Christ satisfy the hunger for the meaning of life, Pope teaches
    On a day when the Church begins a series of weekly Gospel readings in the 6th Chapter of the Gospel of John, a chapter of the New Testament that many theologians and members of the clergy believe to be the very heart of the Catholic faith itself,...
  • The Pope’s approval rating falls in U.S. after his Encyclical on climate change
    The Pope’s approval rating falls in U.S. after his Encyclical on climate change
    The latest NBC/Marist poll released today showed that most Americans have an unfavorable opinion of all the presidential candidates except Bernie Sanders. Trump leads among Republicans; Hillary Clinton among Democrats; but Americans don't...
  • Gallup Survey - Pope
    Pope's U.S. popularity plummets in polls
    A new Gallup poll released on Wednesday shows that the pope's popularity has taken a steep downward spiral, with only 59 percent of Americans saying they viewed the pope favorably, down from 76 percent in February 2014. Fueling this lower...
  • Itinerary for Pope Francis in America
    Itinerary for Pope Francis in America
    Pope Francis has a very busy schedule when he comes to the United States. Here is his plan of action for when he visits.TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (WASHINGTON, DC)4:00 p.m. Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base AndrewsWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (WASHINGTON, DC...
  • Go Philadelphia app created for Pope Francis visit
    Go Philadelphia app created for Pope Francis visit
    Pope Francis will be visiting Philadelphia in late September for the World Meeting of Families. Over one million people are expected to attend. With that many people in one area, cell service might be difficult.With the large expected turn out...
  • A red flag flies in Rio, marking dangerous currents at Ipanema beach
    Pope calls for action: Use energy more efficiently; live life more responsibly
    According to the most recent Gallup poll, released Wednesday, the favorability rating of Americans for Pope Francis was exactly the same as it was in March of 2013, following his election as the first Pontiff from the New World and the first...
  • Chicago Catholics Look at 'Laudato Si'
    Chicago Catholics Look at 'Laudato Si'
    Near the end of May 2015, Pope Francis published what is widely considered to be the first major encyclical of his papacy (an earlier encyclical from his papacy in 2013 had mainly been drafted by former Pope Benedict XVI). The document is &ldquo...
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    Forget about a Catholic civil war, expect mass defections to Orthodox instead
    EDITORIALIt doesn't really matter if one defends, condemns or is indifferent towards Catholic dogma, doctrine, or discipline. One thing that pretty much everyone who follows these sort of things will agree that when the Catholic Church speaks...
  • U.S. manufacturing has increased 45% under Obama
    U.S. manufacturing has increased 45% under Obama
    Since the 1970s after Nixon “opened up” China, the term “Made in America” has become a slogan from a bygone era like “Remember the Maine.” In the years between 1974 and 2009, manufacturing jobs have fled the...
  • Evangelize with simple joy, Pope Francis preaches
    Evangelize with simple joy, Pope Francis preaches
    In a homily yesterday in the capital of Ecuador, Pope Francis called on the people of that country to evangelize and spread the message of Christ with the “gospel of joy.” the Pope said that Christians should not evangelize with grand...
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