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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.

Cuban bishops call for political reform, open US policy

Sep 18, 2013 - 04:11 am .- In a new pastoral letter, the Cuban bishops said that in “the hope for a better future,” their government should begin political reform and the U.S. should adopt “an inclusive policy” towards their country.

Brother of murdered man cites faith, forgives killer

Sep 18, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Pointing to his faith in Christ and reliance on the mercy of God, a man in Argentina has voiced public forgiveness to the man who murdered his brother.

Canadian charter sparks fears over religious freedom threats

Sep 15, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- A government announcement of a Charter of Quebec Values defining the Canadian province as a secular state presents a grave concern for religious liberty, a religious freedom scholar says.

Haiti children's home to open in honor of Argentine priest

Sep 14, 2013 - 06:06 am .- A rehabilitation clinic for the handicapped in Port-au-Prince will soon be opened in honor of Father Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, an Argentinean priest who will be beatified Sept.14.

Chilean lawmakers establish day for unborn children

Sep 11, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- By a vote of 59-27, the Chilean House of Representatives has approved a law establishing March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child and of Adoption.

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