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Bishops' pilgrimage to Marian shrine seeks to foster unity

Nov 15, 2013 - 07:36 am .- Numerous clergy and lay people from across the world will gather together at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to discuss common concerns, and to help forge stronger bonds between continents.

Embrace 'missionary spirit,' Pope tells Latin American bishops

Jul 28, 2013 - 01:48 pm .- Pope Francis told leading Latin American bishops that all Catholics must renew the Church with a “missionary spirit,” acknowledging that he and other bishops are “lagging somewhat” in spiritual renewal.

Pope Francis helped young addict in struggle against drugs

May 21, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- According to an Argentine priest, Pope Francis when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires helped save a young mailman from the abyss of drug addiction and became his spiritual father.

Venezuelan Church to start year-long campaign against abortion

May 20, 2013 - 12:09 pm .- A Venezuelan bishop said his country's 13th annual pro-life campaign will extend for the whole year, aiming to defend life and reject abortion “as the killing of a weak and defenseless human being.”

Church will benefit from Latin America's evangelization history

Apr 26, 2013 - 12:24 pm .- Before meeting with the first Latin American Pope on Thursday, Colombian Cardinal Rubén Salazar Gomez said the South American Church will help the universal Church with its rich history of evangelization.

Bishops of Latin America united in prayer for Pope Benedict

Feb 12, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- The bishops of Latin America have voiced admiration for Pope Benedict XVI, calling his decision to resign from the papacy both courageous and humble.

Church leaders must fight relativism, Peruvian cardinal says

Jan 9, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, archbishop of Lima, Peru, said the role of the bishop is the lead people to Christ which includes taking a stand against widespread relativism in modern society.

Colombian archbishop offers prayers after bus accident deaths

Dec 18, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- A Colombian archbishop offered his solidarity and condolences to the families and friends of the 27 victims who died in a bus accident nine days before Christmas.

Costa Rica bishops urge government to defend marriage

Dec 17, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- The Bishops' Conference of Costa Rica called on the nation's lawmakers to promote the good of the family by preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Uruguayan congress passes gay 'marriage' law

Dec 13, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- The Uruguayan House of Representatives has voted to pass a law legalizing same-sex “marriage” in the country.

Bishops say Our Lady of Guadalupe still brings Christ to Americas

Dec 12, 2012 - 04:57 pm .- Nearly five hundred years later, Our Lady of Guadalupe is still drawing men and women of the Americas to Christ, two U.S. Catholic bishops said at the “Ecclesia in America” conference in Rome.

Bishop says Mayan prophecy believers should donate to Church before world's end

Dec 12, 2012 - 11:21 am .- Bishop Bernardo Bastres Florence of Punta Arenas, Chile has an interesting suggestion for those convinced that the world will end Dec. 21, as predicted by the Mayan calendar.

Uruguayan doctors say abortion norms fail to respect conscience rights

Dec 11, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Nearly one hundred doctors in Uruguay filed a lawsuit on Dec. 7, arguing that the country's new abortion norms to not allow for conscientious objection.

Vatican finds Chilean priest guilty of abusive conduct

Dec 10, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has found Chilean priest Father Cristian Precht guilty of abusive conduct and has suspended him from all priestly functions for a period of five years.

Peruvian priests lauded for work with gang members, poor

Dec 5, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Radio Programas del Peru, the largest radio network in the country, has chosen two priests to receive its annual award for their work in “inspiring the country.”

Brazilian soccer team receives blessing for Club World Cup

Dec 3, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- The Brazilian soccer team Corinthians received a special blessing from a local priest before traveling to Japan for the 2012 Club World Cup that will take place Dec. 6-16.

Colombia overwhelmingly re-elects pro-life official

Nov 29, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- With 80 out 99 possible votes, the Colombian senate re-elected Attorney General Alejandro Ordonez on Nov. 27 to a new four-year term.

Nuncio says Church needs holy priests more than ever

Nov 28, 2012 - 12:42 pm .- In a message to seminarians, the apostolic nuncio to Argentina said that in today's society the Catholic Church is in dire need of “well formed” and holy priests.

Mexicans should draw on faith to confront country's problems

Nov 16, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- At the end of their annual meeting, Mexico's bishops encouraged Catholics to root their faith in Christ in order to address, with renewed hope, the grave “evils” that affect the country.

Guatemala president cancels Pope meeting after second quake

Nov 13, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- President Otto Perez of Guatemala canceled his visit with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican set for Nov.15 after a second earthquake rocked the Central American country.

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