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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.

Chilean bishop: World Cup should remind us of human dignity

Jun 19, 2014 - 01:58 pm .- The World Cup should be an opportunity to emphasize that all persons, soccer players included, have worth because of their human dignity and not because of their physical condition, a Chilean bishop has said.

World Cup 2014: pray for soccer players, Mexican cardinal urges

Jun 18, 2014 - 10:44 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico has joined Pope Francis in calling on the World Cup to be played in an atmosphere of cordiality, and is encouraging fans to pray for the men playing in the tournament.

Christian faith critical for World Cup star Clint Dempsey

Jun 17, 2014 - 12:55 pm .- U.S. soccer fans went wild on Monday as team captain Clint Dempsey scored a goal during the first minute of the club’s opening World Cup game against Ghana.

Pope's boyhood home declared historic site

Jun 13, 2014 - 02:16 pm .- The city council of Buenos Aires voted on Thursday to designate as a “Historic Site” the home where Jorge Mario Bergoglio – now Pope Francis – lived during his childhood and adolescence.

Chile to abandon consistent pro-life stance at UN

Jun 12, 2014 - 02:07 pm .- In a radical policy shift, the government of Chile will alter its human rights stance at the United Nations by abandoning the defense of life from the moment of conception and accepting the legalization of abortion in several circumstances.

Argentina team travels to World Cup with huge Pope Francis photo

Jun 10, 2014 - 12:38 pm .- The Argentinean team playing for the World Cup is bringing with it a larger-than-life photo of the players with Pope Francis, at a meeting in the Vatican last year.

Mexicans continue to seek truth behind cardinal's murder

Jun 5, 2014 - 04:07 am .- Cardinal Juan Posadas Ocampo was gunned down May 24, 1993, in the parking lot of Guadalajara International Airport, along with six other persons. Twenty-one years after the cardinal’s death, the assassination has never been solved, with accusations levied against both drug cartels and the Mexican government of the time.

Faith can transform Colombia, cardinal says

Jun 2, 2014 - 10:15 am .- As Colombians prepare for a second round of voting in presidential elections on June 15, Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that faith has the power to transform the nation.

Pope Francis meets with doctor who saved his life

May 28, 2014 - 10:41 am .- Pope Francis met recently with Dr. Juan Carlos Parodi, the Argentinean surgeon who operated on him for gall bladder failure in 1980 and whom he attributes with saving his life.

Children's lives worth more than pets, Chilean cardinal tells president

May 22, 2014 - 10:23 am .- Amid efforts to legalize abortion in Chile, Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago reminded President Michelle Bachelet of the intrinsic value of all human life.

Condolences offered for death of 32 children in Colombian bus fire

May 19, 2014 - 05:38 pm .- Cardinal Ruben Salazar of Bogota, president of the Bishops' Conference of Colombia, offered his prayers and condolences for the families of 32 children who died in a bus that caught fire.

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