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Bishops of Mexico to celebrate Christmas Mass in prisons

Dec 18, 2013 - 04:17 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City will inaugurate a series of Masses on Dec.18 that will be celebrated during the Christmas season in various prisons in the Mexican capital.

Puerto Rico layman could become second black saint from Americas

Dec 12, 2013 - 12:24 pm .- Pope Francis has approved the heroic virtues of Servant of God Rafael Cordero Molina, a layman from Puerto Rico who dedicated his life to fighting racism and educating black children.

Thousands in Argentina celebrate Mary Undoer of Knots

Dec 10, 2013 - 04:34 pm .- Thousands of Argentineans gathered on Dec. 8 to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the enthroning of an image of Mary Undoer of Knots, a special favorite of Pope Francis.

Argentine congress recommends Pope Francis for Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 2, 2013 - 03:55 pm .- Argentina’s House of Representatives has passed a resolution to nominate Pope Francis for the Nobel Peace Prize for his call to end the violence in Syria.

Project Rachel founder 'delighted' with new bishops' staff position

Nov 25, 2013 - 01:50 pm .- The founder of Project Rachel says she is extremely pleased by the U.S. bishops’ decision to create a full-time staff position to work with the post-abortion healing ministry.

US bishops' president: Pope calls us to 'see the person first'

Nov 22, 2013 - 04:24 am .- The new leader of the U.S. bishops said that Pope Francis is calling Catholics to follow Christ in the Gospels through a personal encounter with the most vulnerable in society.

Pope Francis sends golden rose to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nov 22, 2013 - 02:10 am .- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, presented a golden rose from Pope Francis to Our Lady of Guadalupe, calling the rose a sign of love, gratitude and enthusiasm.

Church must foster encounter with culture, cardinals say

Nov 21, 2013 - 04:09 am .- Prominent Church leaders from the Americas encouraged the faithful to consider the intersection of faith and culture, so as to respond to radical and fundamental changes in society.

Greatest obstacles to evangelization are 'our own hearts'

Nov 19, 2013 - 04:06 am .- In the fight to eradicate material problems such as poverty and drugs, we must work to remove the spiritual obstacles in our own hearts, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.

Rio archbishop calls for 'missionary disciples' in Americas

Nov 18, 2013 - 04:05 am .- The Church in the Americas will be strengthened only by faithful Catholics whose lives of witness flow from their relationship with Jesus, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has said.

Conference highlights Mary as example of evangelization

Nov 17, 2013 - 01:54 pm .- Church leaders at a conference in Mexico City emphasized unity and Christ-centered witness, as they discussed Our Lady of Guadalupe's ongoing call to evangelize the Americas.

Pope to Guadalupe pilgrims: use Gospel's 'perfume' to evangelize

Nov 16, 2013 - 02:24 pm .- Pope Francis’ video message to the pilgrims gathered in Mexico City today encouraged the faithful to spread the Gospel with a peaceful manner, as did Christ.

Knights of Columbus cosponsor pilgrimage to Guadalupe shrine

Nov 15, 2013 - 05:13 pm .- A conference and pilgrimage held this weekend at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City will feature Carl Anderson, the Knights of Columbus' Supreme Knight, among its speakers.

Pope thanks boy for entrusting him to guardian angel

Nov 13, 2013 - 02:43 pm .- A 16 year-old Argentine boy who suffers from chronic encephalopathy – a brain disorder – was moved by a letter from Pope Francis responding to a note that he had sent the pontiff a few days earlier.

Catholic principal says Quebec rule prohibits teaching faith

Nov 4, 2013 - 12:20 pm .- The province of Quebec is moving towards a “closed secularism” that will harm the ability to teach Catholicism in high schools, says a principal leading a legal challenge against regulations of religion classes.

Cardinal Tagle highlights humility in New Evangelization

Nov 1, 2013 - 02:17 am .- At a recent conference on the New Evangelization, Cardinal Louis Antonio Tagle of Manila emphasized the need for interior conversion as the faithful seek to be a light for the world.

Costa Rica court: Church has right to speak on social issues

Oct 30, 2013 - 04:09 pm .- Costa Rica's Electoral Supreme Court has said that the Church has the right to speak about social and moral issues, proclaiming its teaching freely in order to inform the nation’s voters.

Woman healed by John Paul II visits Mexico's Guadalupe shrine

Oct 25, 2013 - 01:12 pm .- The Costa Rican woman healed of a brain aneurism by the intercession of John Paul II visited Mexico City to pray before the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, giving thanks for a second chance at life with her family.

Priests cannot live chastity without prayer, cardinal stresses

Oct 17, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- Amid news of sexual misconduct by two local bishops, the Archbishop of Lima says chastity is impossible without prayer and that the priesthood is a treasure that should be safeguarded with fidelity.

Pastor laments vandalism at Buenos Aires parish

Oct 3, 2013 - 12:56 am .- Father Francisco Baigorria, pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola parish in Buenos Aires, has expressed sadness and concern over the Sept. 25 desecration of his church, reportedly by students from a near-by high school.

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