Jan 20, 2015 - 04:33 pm .- Among the new cardinals Pope Francis will create in the February consistory is Bishop Jose Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan of the Diocese of David, Panama, who will become the first cardinal from that country.
Jan 13, 2015 - 01:09 pm .- The Venezuelan bishops conference issued a pastoral exhortation on Monday calling on authorities and citizens alike to an ethical and spiritual renewal in order to come out of the current economic and social crisis facing the nation.
Jan 13, 2015 - 11:05 am .- Archbishop Daniel Sturla Berhouet of Montevideo, one of the 20 men to be made a cardinal at next month's consistory, has said his response to the appointment is one of both availability and obedience to the Pope.
Jan 12, 2015 - 07:15 pm .- Five years ago today, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake decimated St. Francois de Sales Hospital in the heart of Port-au-Prince. Now, the more than 100-year-old hospital is preparing to reopen its doors for the first time since the disaster – thanks, in part, to the work of Catholic Relief Services.
Jan 9, 2015 - 03:35 pm .- The House of Representatives in Chile has passed a resolution stripping Father John O'Reilly, of the Legion of Christ of his honorary Chilean nationality by a vote of 96-5 after he was sentenced to four years of house arrest for sexual abuse.
Jan 9, 2015 - 02:04 am .- Pope Francis announced Jan. 4 that among the 20 men who will be named cardinals at the next consistory is Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia, who has worked for peace amid the ongoing drug war in Mexico.
Dec 8, 2014 - 08:54 am .- Responding to an invitation from Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera to seek reconciliation with Christ during the season of Advent, nearly 5000 Catholics stood in line for hours to receive the Sacrament of Confession.
Dec 1, 2014 - 11:10 am .- The bishops of Venezuela are calling for a government investigation into the deaths of 35 inmates who raided a prison infirmary and died of overdose and intoxication, urging prayer for the deceased and their families.
Nov 14, 2014 - 12:08 am .- In the wake of the September disappearance of 43 students in Mexico, the country’s bishops pled on Wednesday for an end to the incessant violence entrenching the nation, and called on citizens to help build a society rooted in justice.
Nov 12, 2014 - 01:24 pm .- The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has approved the cause of beatification of Guido Schaffer, who was a Brazilian seminarian known as the “Anjo Surfista,” or “Surfer Angel.”
Nov 5, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Pro-life organizations in Argentina are denouncing a proposal that would allow “free and legal abortion on demand,” for children as young as 14 years-old.
Oct 23, 2014 - 09:57 am .- The Archdiocese of Ottawa, Canada, released a statement canceling its annual charity dinner in the wake of yesterday’s shooting, and urged Catholics to pray for all those affected by the violent act.
Oct 14, 2014 - 10:48 pm .- The secular press in Chile is defending three priests who have come out in support of ‘gay marriage’ and is accusing Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago of denouncing the priests to the Vatican.
Sep 30, 2014 - 10:58 pm .- A Brazilian couple who will speak at the upcoming Synod on the Family at the Vatican said they hope to convey the necessity of realizing God’s essential role in marriage and family life.
Sep 29, 2014 - 02:58 pm .- On Sept. 29, the Argentine daily La Nacion published an interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper, who has drawn significant media attention for suggesting that some of those who have been divorced and remarried should be permitted to receive Communion.
Sep 26, 2014 - 03:44 pm .- Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano has accepted in obedience Pope Francis’ decision to remove him from governance of the Ciudad del Este diocese, though he says the action resulted from a flawed apostolic visitation and that his country is in vital need of Christian renewal.
Sep 25, 2014 - 10:25 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday removed Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano from governance of the Diocese of of Cuidad del Este, in eastern Paraguay, following an apostolic visitation of the diocese which took place in July.
Sep 16, 2014 - 03:40 pm .- The Church in Cuba recently unveiled its pastoral plan for 2014-2020, which will encourage the faithful to engage in evangelization and respond to the call of Pope Francis.
Sep 7, 2014 - 10:00 pm .- Marking the feast of the patroness of Cuba, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Pope Francis on Monday sent a letter to Archbishop Dionisio Garcia Ibanez of Santiago encouraging the faithful of the island country to remain steadfast in their devotion to the Virgin Mary.
Sep 3, 2014 - 03:16 pm .- The Archbishop of Caracas demanded Wednesday that the Our Father be respected, after the Venezuelan government presented a prayer to the country's late president, Hugo Chavez, which is a parody of the Lord's Prayer.