Pope Francis

On the September 25th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping are both in the United States this week and media coverage has been extensive.

Naotake Murayama

It’s not every day that a local person becomes a saint, but on September 23rd, more than two hundred years after he died, Junípero Serra will be canonized by Pope Francis. Serra was an 18th century Franciscan priest whose name can be seen on roads, schools and landmarks all over California. He’s a huge figure in the state, but some people believe Serra is far from being a saint.

This past year, Native American activists in various parts of California have held protests against the Pope’s plans to canonize Junípero Serra.

March 16, 2015 - David Onek explores the tensions within San Francisco's Catholic Community around the "Affirm and Believe" statements added to teacher contracts.

Why has this assertion of known Catholic doctrine sparked so much protest?  Supporters say these so-called "moral clauses" are the Church's legal right;  opponents argue they are at odds with San Francisco values and threaten individual liberties.  Can the Church and its community find common ground?

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe



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