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Bishop remembers slain journalists in Mexico on feast day of their patron saint

Jan 25, 2023 / 17:00 pm

According to the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico, between 2000 and 2018, a total of 134 journalists were murdered.

Church in Bolivia denounces ‘perverted curriculum’ with gender ideology for children

Jan 24, 2023 / 17:00 pm

Father Pedro Flores pointed out that the content, which will be taught to children under 6, “is a perverted curriculum, which will pervert the minds of children.”

Prosecution accused of fabricating witnesses for trial of Nicaraguan bishop

Jan 23, 2023 / 15:15 pm

An exiled priest and a human rights defender charge that the dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega is manipulating and “fabricating” witnesses.

Meet the priest the Nicaraguan dictatorship wants to put away for eight years

Jan 21, 2023 / 08:00 am

Father Oscar Benavidez was found guilty of two crimes at a Jan. 16 trial riddled with irregularities and consisting of only one hearing.

Petition denounces ‘direct persecution’ of pregnancy center by Mexico City health department

Jan 20, 2023 / 15:00 pm

An online petition charges that the Mexico City Ministry of Health “is trying to take away all the vans of the Women’s Help Centers.”

Cardinal praises exemplary life of beatified Italian judge murdered by the Mafia

Jan 19, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Cardinal Pietro Parolin made his remarks at a Jan. 18 conference in the Italian Senate on the continued relevance of the life of Blessed Rosario Livatino.

Four Latin American countries among the top 50 most dangerous in the world for Christians

Jan 19, 2023 / 15:00 pm

According to the study, Colombia is the most dangerous country for Christians in the Americas and ranks 22nd worldwide.

Priest warns of dangers of social media after 12-year-old girl records her suicide

Jan 18, 2023 / 16:30 pm

“I think it’s important to let ourselves be ‘hit hard’ by these stories, and that it not come off as just another piece of news,” the priest said.

Brazilian bishop authorizes prayer for private devotion to Benedict XVI

Jan 18, 2023 / 14:15 pm

“As children of the Church we must pray and ask God for his eternal rest in heaven,” the prelate said in sharing the prayer on his Facebook page.

Blessed Sacrament desecrated in church in Nicaragua

Jan 18, 2023 / 07:20 am

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15 desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in a Catholic church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.

Thousands attend funeral of modern-day St. Francis in Italy

Jan 17, 2023 / 15:30 pm

Thousands of people attended the Jan. 17 funeral of Biagio Conte, the lay missionary founder of the Hope and Charity Mission.

Thief steals St. Michael statue from church, trips, and is injured by the angel’s sword

Jan 17, 2023 / 15:00 pm

A drunken thief was injured after falling on the sword of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel that he was trying to steal from a church in Monterrey, Mexico.

Nicaraguan priest found guilty, sentenced to eight years in prison for ‘conspiracy’

Jan 17, 2023 / 14:30 pm

A judge found Father Oscar Benavidez Dávila guilty of the crimes of “conspiracy to undermine national security and sovereignty” and “spreading fake news.”

Church in Colombia says government announcement of supposed cease-fire was a ‘great defeat’

Jan 17, 2023 / 14:00 pm

The Archdiocese of Bogotá published an editorial Jan. 11 criticizing the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, for announcing a supposed cease-fire.

South America’s largest Stations of the Cross turns 80

Jan 14, 2023 / 08:00 am

The largest Stations of the Cross in South America, located in the city of Tandil in the Buenos Aires province in Argentina, turned 80 on Jan. 10.

Christian Lawyers Foundation in Spain demands TV series promoting pedophilia be pulled

Jan 12, 2023 / 16:30 pm

“Scandal, Story of an Obsession” is a Mediaset España production that began being broadcast on Telecinco Jan. 11.

Church in Argentina to celebrate 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ election to papacy

Jan 12, 2023 / 14:00 pm

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, then archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected pontiff on March 13, 2013.

Church in Peru condemns murder of police officer burned alive: ‘No more deaths!’

Jan 11, 2023 / 17:15 pm

The confrontations between protesters and law enforcement began after then President Pedro Castillo on Dec. 7, 2022, declared a state of emergency.

Argentina pro-life pregnancy service falsely accused of holding minor ‘captive’

Jan 11, 2023 / 16:15 pm

Pro-life organization Grávida Santa Fe explained that the minor and her mother, who during this week were helped by Grávida, stayed there “freely and voluntarily.”

PHOTOS: Remembering Cardinal Pell

Jan 11, 2023 / 08:30 am

Australian Cardinal George Pell died Tuesday in Rome at age 81 after suffering a cardiac arrest.