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Dec 3, 2016 - 03:40 pm .- After Fidel Castro gained power in Cuba in 1959, he spent the next decade slowly imposing socialism on the country, including state atheism.
Nov 29, 2016 - 12:04 pm .- A wave of solidarity and calls for prayer have inundated social networks and the media following Monday's crash in Colombia of a plane carrying 81 people, including Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team.
Nov 28, 2016 - 05:35 pm .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara has announced that his diocese is calling off its distribution of a list of missing persons, because of fears of retaliation against family and friends of those who have gone missing in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
Nov 21, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- When a deadly fire broke out at a mall in Lima, Peru last week, fire fighters responded to put out the flames and rescue those trapped inside the building.
Nov 14, 2016 - 01:47 pm .- The Mexican Conference of Bishops issued a statement acknowledging that Fr. José Luis Sánchez Ruiz, who was kidnapped Nov. 11 in his home state of Veracruz was found alive, but with visible signs of torture.
Nov 8, 2016 - 11:56 am .- In a unanimous ruling, the highest court in British Columbia said that a Christian law school could not be denied accreditation merely for holding biblical beliefs on sexual morality.
Nov 8, 2016 - 03:01 am .- Only months after the Canadian Parliament approved legal assisted suicide, Catholic hospitals, palliative care centers and individual doctors have been put on the defensive amid calls to require them to help patients kill themselves.
Oct 25, 2016 - 06:35 am .- At the National Prayer Breakfast in Lima, Peru on Friday, the nation’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, consecrated the country, his family and himself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Oct 22, 2016 - 05:20 pm .- For two days this week, a shopping mall in Bogota, Colombia was transformed into a “Confess-a-thon,” as 120 priests administered the Sacrament of Reconciliation to shoppers and those passing by.  
Oct 12, 2016 - 06:15 am .- On Sunday, Oct. 3, 1847, more than 2,000 people in Ocotlán, Mexico saw a perfect image of Jesus Christ crucified that appeared in the sky for more than 30 minutes.
Oct 6, 2016 - 02:45 pm .- A priest in the northern Argentine city of San Miguel de Tucumán who in recent days denounced drug traffickers in his homilies was found dead in his rectory on Wednesday.
Oct 5, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- Hurricane Matthew caused severe damage and several deaths in Haiti, and relief workers have already started to evaluate the damage.
Oct 5, 2016 - 02:43 pm .- An 81-year-old walking into a tattoo shop may sound like the start of a joke, but to Christine Nagel, her new ink is no laughing matter.
Oct 4, 2016 - 03:39 pm .- After Colombian voters narrowly rejected a peace deal with the FARC rebels on Sunday, the Archbishop of Tunja encouraged the nation's faithful to “continue to pray and work” for peace, since “before all else, it is a gift, a grace of God.”
Oct 2, 2016 - 02:29 pm .- At 101 years old, Dona Penha has seen quite a bit of life. But the centenarian experienced something new on September 28, as she received her First Communion during Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel nursing home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  
Sep 28, 2016 - 06:08 am .- With 15  priests killed in the last four years, Mexico is the most dangerous country to exercise priestly ministry in the entire world, Father Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico, said recently.
Sep 27, 2016 - 12:31 pm .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin praised the signing of a peace agreement in Colombia on Monday, telling Colombians that a better future is possible, while also stressing that reconciliation is a commitment everyone must make, and which begins with those who have suffered.
Sep 26, 2016 - 02:15 pm .- Some 400,000 people filled the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to protest the Mexican government’s attempt to redefine marriage as anything but a union between one man and one woman.
Sep 23, 2016 - 11:21 am .- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country earlier this week.
Sep 21, 2016 - 04:38 pm .- After the Mexican branch of the “hacktivist” group Anonymous reported that the Archdiocese of Mexico had let off an alleged priest who confessed to having molested 30 girls, the Church in Mexico has denied that the priest even exists, calling the Anonymous report “irresponsible and malicious.”

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