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These 61 cloistered nuns visited a prison

May 28, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- A group of 61 cloistered nuns from six monasteries in Santiago, Chile made an historic visit to the local Women's Prison Center to spend time with the inmates and attend Mass with them.

Teen girls cancel Disney World trip to see Pope Francis instead

May 21, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Dozens of teen girls in Paraguay had planned to celebrate their 15th birthday – or Quinceañera – at Florida's Disney World.

A bizarre ruling in Colombia bans civic prayer...and hugs

May 20, 2016 - 03:02 am .- In what's been labeled an “absurd” move, a judge in Colombia has banned prayer and “fraternal hugs” at the start of Cartagena city council sessions as well as local educational institutions.

That time Jesus appeared in the sky of Mexico

May 19, 2016 - 03:15 pm .- 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.

Pro-soccer player turned priest reunites with fans in Chile

May 17, 2016 - 06:04 am .- With a Mass celebrated in the chapel where he used to pray, former soccer star Chase Hilgenbrinck was reunited recently with the faithful, friends and fans – not as a soccer star, but as a priest.

Vatican appoints Archbishop Tobin as delegate for Sodalitium reforms

May 13, 2016 - 12:53 pm .- The superior general of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae announced in a statement today that Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis has been appointed by the Vatican as the delegate to oversee the order’s ongoing reforms.

How a cancer diagnosis led to a hospital wedding

May 11, 2016 - 06:49 am .- Last year, Sandra Raquel Nogueira Pereira was diagnosed with uterine cancer.

End the violence, seek God's peace – a Mexican bishop calls for hope

May 10, 2016 - 06:08 pm .- A Mexican bishop is seeking answers after recent attacks on Catholic churches and priests, and years of high murder rates.

Critics reject the 'eugenics mentality' of calling for abortion in Zika cases

May 6, 2016 - 06:08 am .- A number of Latin American pro-life leaders haver criticized a recent statement by the head of the Organization of American States, who is encouraging abortion access for pregnant women infected with the Zika virus.

Facing shortages, Venezuelan bishops want permission to bring in food, medicine

May 1, 2016 - 06:04 am .- Amid Venezuela's grave economic crisis, the country's bishops have urged the government of President Nicolás Maduro to allow the Church to bring in much-needed supplies such as food and medicine.

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.  

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