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Cuban Church to focus on evangelization in new pastoral plan

Sep 16, 2014 - 03:40 pm .- The Church in Cuba recently unveiled its pastoral plan for 2014-2020, which will encourage the faithful to engage in evangelization and respond to the call of Pope Francis.  

Francis' letter to Cubans: Imitate Mary's joy, haste, perseverance

Sep 7, 2014 - 10:00 pm .- Marking the feast of the patroness of Cuba, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Pope Francis on Monday sent a letter to Archbishop Dionisio Garcia Ibanez of Santiago encouraging the faithful of the island country to remain steadfast in their devotion to the Virgin Mary.

Venezuelan cardinal: praying the 'Our Chavez' is idolatrous

Sep 3, 2014 - 03:16 pm .- The Archbishop of Caracas demanded Wednesday that the Our Father be respected, after the Venezuelan government presented a prayer to the country's late president, Hugo Chavez, which is a parody of the Lord's Prayer.

Chilean lawmakers ask president to denounce Iraqi violence

Aug 27, 2014 - 12:42 am .- The Chilean Congress has unanimously approved a measure calling on President Michelle Bachelet to condemn “the brutal persecution” of Christians in Iraq and to ask the U.N. to take measures for a “quick solution.”  

'American dream' ends in deportation for Honduran moms

Aug 6, 2014 - 05:08 pm .- Angelica Galvez set off this summer on a grueling, one-month journey to the U.S. – fleeing economic hardship in violence-ridden Honduras and seeking a better life for her six-year-old daughter.

Peruvian abortion law prompts call for prayer, fasting

Aug 6, 2014 - 02:08 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes in Peru is calling on the faithful to pray and fast, asking God for the reversal of the nation’s new law allowing some abortions.

Child migrant surge originates in traffickers' lies, bishop says

Aug 5, 2014 - 12:04 am .- A Central American bishop has said the recent wave of migrants to the U.S., which has included many unaccompanied minors, has been shaped in large part by “false illusions” created by organized criminals and traffickers.

Brazil Catholic community leads surging charismatic renewal

Aug 4, 2014 - 08:03 pm .- As a steadily growing movement in the Catholic Church, the Charismatic Renewal includes an estimated 160 million of the world's roughly 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.

Papal delegation suspends ordinations in Paraguay diocese

Jul 29, 2014 - 04:39 pm .- An apostolic visitation of Paraguay's Cuidad del Este diocese concluded on Saturday with the visitors suspending a scheduled ordination until they have reached conclusions about their investigation.

Rio favela continues to reap fruits from World Youth Day

Jul 28, 2014 - 04:02 am .- After nearly two years of preparation, Father José Almy Gomes, 40, almost wasn’t ready for Pope Francis’ World Youth Day pilgrimage to Rio de Janeiro.

El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

Jul 24, 2014 - 02:12 am .- Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra as an alternative to a life of drugs and conflict.

Church in Mexico helps collect weapons for disarmament program

Jul 19, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- For the third year in a row, the Archdiocese of Mexico City is hosting a voluntary disarmament program as part of a campaign to reduce violence in the Mexican capital.

Soccer stars to play inter-religious friendly match for peace

Jul 16, 2014 - 12:28 am .- Retired soccer star Javier “Pupi” Zanetti, who was captain of the Argentinean national team and of Inter Milan in Italy, will soon don his cleats again to take part in an inter-religious friendly match for peace.

Catholics, Jews and Muslims sign peace statement in Colombia

Jul 11, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- Catholic, Jewish and Muslim representatives in Colombia have signed a historic joint statement for peace in a July 1 ceremony at the residence of the Archbishop of Bogota.

Papal delegation to investigate Paraguayan diocese

Jul 9, 2014 - 03:54 pm .- Pope Francis is sending an apostolic visitation to the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, a Paraguayan diocese the vicar general of which has a history of sexual abuse accusations.

Mother of Brazilian soccer star reveals she considered abortion

Jul 8, 2014 - 01:08 pm .- Thiago Silva might not have been the captain of the Brazilian national team playing in the semi-finals this week in the 2014 World Cup: his mother considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with him.

Toronto cardinal: Catholic teaching on divorce not changing

Jul 2, 2014 - 12:05 am .- Catholic teaching on divorce and remarriage is “not open to change” as it is faithful to Jesus but the Church can do better in helping those suffering in this area, says Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto.

Former Legionaries of Christ leader dies from cancer

Jul 1, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Father Álvaro Corcuera Martínez del Río, L.C., former general director of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi, died in Mexico on Monday after a long battle with cancer.

Life is not ours to end, Canadians say against suicide bill

Jun 27, 2014 - 02:02 am .- The Quebec National Assembly on Thursday passed legislation creating a right to assisted suicide in some circumstances, drawing criticism from pro-life advocates who argue that life is sacred.

Brazilian diocese offers foreign language Masses during World Cup

Jun 20, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- The Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte – one of the 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup matches – has announced a program of multi-lingual Masses and cultural events for those attending the tournament.

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