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Pope Francis names new archbishop of Havana, Cuba

Apr 26, 2016 - 02:34 pm .- The Holy See announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez of Camagüey to head the Archdiocese of Havana, Cuba. He will be replacing retiring Cardinal Jaime Ortega Almino.

This statue of Mary was untouched by the devastating Ecuador earthquake

Apr 23, 2016 - 04:08 pm .- Everything collapsed around it, but the glass case with the statue of our Lady of Light remained intact after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16.

Report released on abuse scandal in Sodalitium Christianae Vitae

Apr 21, 2016 - 10:52 am .- On Saturday an ethics commission created to investigate and offer proposals surrounding accusations of abuse against the founder of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae released its report, which detailed an internal culture of extreme “discipline and obedience to the founder.”

God captured my heart – the story of a nun killed in Ecuador's quake

Apr 19, 2016 - 05:31 pm .- Sister Clare Crockett, an Irish religious sister, was among those who died in the massive Ecuador earthquake on Saturday. Her vocation is the story of a woman who left the party life for an “amazing” life in God.

Canadians will regret legal assisted suicide, Cardinal Collins predicts

Apr 17, 2016 - 06:02 am .- The coming legalization of assisted suicide in Canada will threaten the vulnerable, hide killing with euphemisms, and threaten the consciences of those who oppose it, Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has said.

Are these quite possibly the world's happiest nuns?

Apr 14, 2016 - 11:57 am .- The Eucharistic Communicators of the Heavenly Father are a community of nuns from Colombia who have a great passion for music and an intense desire to announce God through the gifts he has given them.

Sodalitium community declares founder is guilty of abuse accusations

Apr 5, 2016 - 06:06 pm .- The superior general of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae released on Tuesday a video statement confirming that the founder of the community, Luis Fernando Figari, is guilty of the accusations leveled against him.

[WATCH] Funeral Mass of Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation

Apr 1, 2016 - 09:40 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput presides over the Solemn Funeral Mass for EWTN Foundress, Mother Angelica, live from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Al.

More than 25,000 march for life and family in Ecuador

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:31 am .- Under the theme “Love in motion,” more than 25,000 people participated in the ninth annual the Day of the Unborn Child Walk in several cities in Ecuador.

Closing of Canada’s religious freedom office could spell trouble for human rights

Mar 29, 2016 - 06:44 am .- Canada’s decision to defund its Office of Religious Freedom will harm the country’s ability to defend religious minorities and human rights in general, said religious freedom advocates and other supporters of the office.  

Canada's 'commit life' campaign fights suicide with message of hope

Mar 23, 2016 - 06:15 am .- A new campaign in Canada aims to reach those who are vulnerable to self-harm or suicide by telling the stories of people who have learned to live despite pain and suffering.

Chilean bill permitting abortion advances to Senate

Mar 18, 2016 - 03:01 pm .- Legislators in Chile's lower house of Congress on Thursday passed a bill decriminalizing abortion in limited circumstances. The bill now passes to the Senate, where analysts believe it may also pass.

Peru's March for Life draws 750,000 in Lima

Mar 16, 2016 - 12:03 am .- Three-quarters of a million people paraded through downtown Lima on Saturday in a massive celebration of life from conception to natural death.

From 'Stoning of Soraya M.' to 'Young Messiah' – a filmmaker's journey

Mar 11, 2016 - 11:51 am .- Cyrus Nowrasteh has spent his entire life caught in between cultural viewpoints. Born in the U.S., his parents moved him back to their native Iran as a boy for several years, and he was drawn to visit again as a young adult.

Last known Cristero soldier in Mexico dies at 103

Mar 11, 2016 - 05:56 am .- The last known surviving soldier of the Cristero War, Juan Daniel Macías Villegas, died last month in his home town of San Julián, Mexico. He was 103 years old. 

Exorcist weighs in on 'vampire' murder in Mexico

Mar 9, 2016 - 03:08 pm .- The murder of a 24-year-old man in Chihuahua, Mexico last month is being considered by authorities as a “possible satanic ritual” designed to transform the victim into a vampire.

Majority in Brazil reject abortion for babies with microcephaly

Mar 4, 2016 - 12:25 am .- The majority of Brazilians are opposed to abortion in cases where the baby exhibits microcephaly, a new survey finds.

This 95-year-old priest walked three miles while hearing confessions

Mar 3, 2016 - 06:43 am .- A 95-year-old priest named Friar Roberto walked more than three-and-a-half miles while hearing confessions during a recent “Penitential Walk” in Brazil.

You can't get last rites if you plan to kill yourself, says Canadian archbishop

Feb 27, 2016 - 06:27 am .- Legal assisted suicide will soon arrive in Canada, prompting a Catholic archbishop to reflect on what the last rites mean for those who want to kill themselves.

These pop-singing nuns rocked Pope Francis' Juarez Mass

Feb 19, 2016 - 02:06 pm .- After taking the Internet by storm last fall with their hit “Confia en Dios,” this group of singing sisters was invited to perform at Pope Francis’ U.S.-Mexico border Mass in Juarez earlier this week.

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