UNITED STATES The Latino influence on U.S. Catholic Church is a backdrop for Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. (Los Angeles Times) Asses the religious landscape of the U.S. with MapMaker Interactive’s “Major Religions” layer. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Read through the L.A. Times article and take a look at the … Continue reading How are Latinos Changing Catholic Communities in the U.S.?
WORLD Papal Conclave: Runners and Riders This article gives a brief overview of the leading candidates for pope. The 115 cardinals of the Catholic Church have begun their “papal conclave”—the mysterious meeting to elect one of their own as the new spiritual leader of more than a billion Catholics around the world. Popes are not just spiritual leaders, however. They are major international diplomats who frequently meet … Continue reading Cardinals Set to Elect New Pope