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Jul 8, 2016 - 03:33 am .- Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family.  
Jul 8, 2016 - 12:03 am .- A local bishop in Argentina blessed a statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, which had been recently painted by inmates at Batán prison.  
Jun 30, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Rio de Janeiro's Cardinal Orani Tempesta celebrated his 66th birthday with a special visit: he spent his time with a group of homeless people.
Jun 27, 2016 - 05:03 pm .- Pictures of a young Argentinian nun – smiling and serene though dying from a devastating battle with cancer – have erupted on social media, with thousands sharing the images and heartfelt prayers.
Jun 23, 2016 - 12:28 am .- Archbishop José Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca, México, called for intensifying prayer for peace after clashes between authorities and a teachers' union left at least seven dead and more than 50 injured.  
Jun 20, 2016 - 03:52 pm .- Canada’s controversial assisted suicide measure had barely passed Parliament when national leaders discussed the possibility of expanding it to allow doctor-assisted death for minors and the mentally ill.
Jun 14, 2016 - 06:39 am .- In what is being lamented as a heinous act of desecration, an emblematic Catholic church in Santiago de Chile was brutally attacked after a recent student march, with masked individuals stealing and smashing a large crucifix from the building.
Jun 13, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- A risky adult stem cell clinical trial in Canada has proven effective in stopping and even reversing the symptoms in patients with severe cases of multiple sclerosis, a progressive disease of the immune system that is often untreatable.
Jun 10, 2016 - 06:12 am .- On Saturday, June 4, right around lunch time, Chilean priest Father Francisco Rencoret Mujica received an unexpected call.
Jun 7, 2016 - 04:19 pm .- Just a few weeks after Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced measures to legalize gay marriage and homosexual adoption throughout the country, his party suffered a severe setback in the June 5 elections.
Jun 4, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Days before Canada’s assisted suicide bill was originally supposed to take effect, lawmakers’ stark disagreements on religious freedom protections and the inclusion of minors could stall the legislation.  
Jun 4, 2016 - 05:11 am .- What began with glowing rosaries and the rediscovery of a statue of the Virgin Mary in Argentina has now been approved by the local bishop as a series of apparitions that are “of supernational origin” and worthy of belief.
Jun 1, 2016 - 04:18 pm .- The reported gang rape of a 16-year- old girl by more than 30 men in Rio de Janeiro has sparked protests in the country – and condemnation by an official of the local archdiocese who met with the victim, and who called it “a brutal, inhuman act.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 11, 2016 - 06:49 am .- Last year, Sandra Raquel Nogueira Pereira was diagnosed with uterine cancer.
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.

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