Sep 3, 2013 - 12:18 pm .- Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the new Vatican Secretary of State, is being praised by a Venezuelan cardinal as a “messenger of peace” for his former efforts at dialogue in the South American country.
Aug 30, 2013 - 02:02 am .- The leadership of the bishops’ conference of Mexico has praised senior citizens for their “invaluable contribution to the family and to society,” criticizing negative views of the aged.
Aug 27, 2013 - 04:25 pm .- Citing religious oppression in their home countries, 45 young people who took part in World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have asked the country for refugee status.
Aug 26, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has received a letter from Pope Francis offering thanks for the city’s hospitality during his visit in July for World Youth Day.
Aug 22, 2013 - 03:40 pm .- The adjunct secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia, Archbishop José Fuentes, said that government officials who support abortion should not receive Holy Communion.
Aug 16, 2013 - 12:12 pm .- Two twin brothers in Chile say that their mother’s determination in protecting them from abortion despite the advice of doctors helped to foster their vocations to the priesthood.
Aug 14, 2013 - 04:30 pm .- President Rafael Correa of Ecuador has apologized to Archbishop Lorenzo Voltolini of Portoviejo for the profanation of a chapel at the Verdi Cevallos Hospital last Friday.
Aug 12, 2013 - 02:29 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Colombia has announced that the capital city of Bogota will be the site of the third World Apostolic Congress on Divine Mercy, to be held Aug. 15-19, 2014.
Aug 11, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Facebook's continued tolerance for obscene anti-Catholic pages in Spanish are causing some users to question the site's policies – and whether they should keep using the social network.
Aug 9, 2013 - 12:16 pm .- The pro-life group ArgentinosAlerta has warned that a new test to detect Down Syndrome in unborn children after nine weeks of pregnancy could lead to an increase in abortions in the country.
Aug 8, 2013 - 04:32 pm .- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, has called for an investigation into the death of the founder of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, who died in Cuba last year.
Aug 8, 2013 - 07:26 am .- Pope Francis is “deeply saddened” to hear about the 11 people killed and 60 injured by a natural gas explosion at an apartment building in Argentina’s third largest city.
Aug 7, 2013 - 05:52 am .- As his fellow Argentineans gathered to celebrate the feast of Saint Gaetano, the country's most popular saint, Pope Francis urged them to encounter and touch the poor, rather than helping them in a distant way.
Aug 6, 2013 - 06:15 pm .- Despite being hospitalized for virtually his entire life as a result of childhood polio, Paulo Henrique Machado is achieving his dream of producing a 3D animation series for kids.
Aug 6, 2013 - 12:45 pm .- A Spanish national who accompanied Cuban dissident leader Oswaldo Paya on the day that he died, has charged that the death was not an accident, but a deliberate act by the Cuban secret service.
Aug 2, 2013 - 03:31 pm .- Four days after Pope Francis left Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff signed into a law a measure that opens the door to the distribution of abortion-causing drugs in the country’s public health care system.
Aug 2, 2013 - 12:33 pm .- Msgr. Ramiro Valdes Sanchez, vicar general of Guadalajara, Mexico, has announced that the archdiocese is investigating a possible Eucharistic miracle that reportedly took place last week.
Aug 1, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- In an interview with the O Globo TV network before leaving Brazil, Pope Francis emphasized the “culture of encounter” that must characterize the Church.
Aug 1, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- The young boy who brought Pope Francis to tears during World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro was greeted with cheers from his classmates when school resumed on July 30.
Jul 31, 2013 - 06:48 pm .- Archbishop Orani Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro said World Youth Day 2013 has had a positive impact on the country, not only in economic terms, but also as far as Catholic witness.