Mar 5, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- The secretary general of the bishops' conference of Venezuela, Bishop Jesus Gonzalez de Zarate Salas, called for national unity after the death of President Hugo Chavez.
Mar 4, 2013 - 04:14 pm .- Cardinal Estanislao Esteban Karlic, the retired archbishop of Parana, Argentina, said that God used Benedict XVI’s resignation from the papacy to speak a message of love to his people.
Feb 27, 2013 - 12:41 pm .- An atheist Peruvian author has praised the spiritual and intellectual stature of Pope Benedict XVI and said that his departure is a loss for the cultural and spiritual life of the world.
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- More than 100,000 people gathered outside the Puerto Rican capitol in San Juan on Feb. 18 to support the defense of marriage and family against proposed legislation on gay unions.
Feb 21, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima, Peru, discouraged a spirit of intrigue surrounding the upcoming conclave and said the new Pope will be chosen with God’s help, regardless of nationality.
Feb 21, 2013 - 12:02 am .- A libel and defamation lawsuit against LifeSiteNews.com, filed by Canadian priest Father Raymond Gravel who describes himself as “pro-choice,” will go to trial.
Feb 18, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- A priest who was conceived in rape when his mother was only 13 years old is sharing the story of how he met, forgave and heard the confession of his father, who is now living a life of faith.
Feb 14, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- The bishops of Nicaragua are inviting Catholics in the country and around the world to join together in 40 hours of prayer for Pope Benedict XVI as he retires from the papacy.
Feb 12, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- The bishops of Latin America have voiced admiration for Pope Benedict XVI, calling his decision to resign from the papacy both courageous and humble.
Feb 12, 2013 - 12:50 pm .- Amid news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro said the new Pope elected in the upcoming conclave will attend World Youth Day this summer.
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, has reiterated the Church’s opposition to the legalization of drugs in the country.
Feb 6, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- A major European political party has approved a series of resolutions calling on Cuba to end violations of basic rights such as conscience and political expression.
Feb 5, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- A cardinal in Colombia is mourning the recent murder of a local priest, which brings the clergy death toll in the country to 83 since 1984.
Feb 5, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- A Peruvian cardinal is asking the faithful to participate in the March for Life in Lima on March 23 to show their unwavering support for the dignity of all human life.
Feb 4, 2013 - 12:09 pm .- The largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world, dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, was inaugurated at a Feb. 1 ceremony in the city of Oruro, Bolivia.
Jan 31, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- An official leading the Colombian bishops’ pro-life efforts expressed regret over a recent decision to continue covering a drug used to induce early abortions in the nation’s health care plan.
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:18 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala called on authorities to address the stark hunger and malnutrition facing thousands of children and rural workers in the country.
Jan 29, 2013 - 04:11 pm .- Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to Mexico, voiced prayers and expressed solidarity with the family members of a local priest who was kidnapped last month.
Jan 28, 2013 - 11:49 am .- The bishops and Catholic faithful across Brazil are voicing solidarity with the families of the 233 young people who died in a fire at the Kiss Nightclub Jan. 27 in the southern city of Santa Maria.
Jan 27, 2013 - 01:06 pm .- New, interpersonal approaches to preventing drug violence in Mexico and gang violence in Central America show promise where harsher measures have fallen short, a Catholic Relief Services expert in Latin America said.