The celebration of “Holywins” is an initiative that originated in Paris in 2002 with the aim of celebrating the eve of All Saints on Oct. 31 in a Christian way.
The bishops stated that “as the Catholic Church we are convinced ... that human life from the beginning, including unborn life, possesses its own dignity.”
The chapel was dedicated July 9 in Bauru in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, where the family lives.
Among the issues that will be addressed, in addition to pacification, are those of agrarian reform and institutional reform in Colombia.
A corporal (sacred linen cloth) at a small rural chapel in Honduras showed large stains that seemed to be of human blood.
Yassine Kanjaa carried out jihadist attacks in Algeciras, Spain, killing a sacristan and seriously wounding a priest in two different incidents.
In many countries in Europe and South America, this day, also known as “Little Easter,” is a national holiday.
With the purpose of honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Worldwide Women’s Rosary will be held for the first time on Dec. 8.
In the early hours of the morning, caretakers of the St. Rose of Lima Parish, Pocosol, noticed that sound equipment, sacred vessels, and a monstrance had been stolen.
On September 11, 1226, King Louis VII asked to expose the Blessed Sacrament as a way to celebrate victory over the Albigensians, a sect that flourished in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries.
The Plenary of Spain’s national council of the judiciary has questioned the draft law on “the real and effective equality of trans people and for the guarantee of LGTBI rights.”
Given the improvement in the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain, a Royal Decree published Wednesday states that the use of masks indoors is no longer mandatory, but keeps in place the requirement for hospitals and public transportation.
The Diocese of Getafe, in collaboration with the Shrine of the Great Promise in Valladolid, has made 10,000 Sacred Heart of Jesus badges that were sent to Ukraine in early April. There they will be picked by Franciscan friars to distribute to Ukrainian soldiers.
Spain’s Senate voted Wednesday in favor of a bill amending the country’s penal code to criminalize “harassment” of women entering abortion clinics.
Father Pedro Zafra is a 31-year-old priest from Córdoba, Spain, who arrived in Kyiv in 2011 for priestly formation. He was ordained last June and is a member of the Neocatechumenal Way. The priest serves the parish of the Assumption of the Virgin in the Ukrainian capital.
On June 18 the Seville Cathedral will host the beatification of 27 Dominican martyrs of the Spanish Civil War.
César Campomar and María Auxiliadora Hernando and their ten children have lived in Ukraine since 1997 where they went to evangelize as members of the Neocatechumenal Way. The family had to flee Ukraine because of the war and arrived in Burgos from Kyiv last Thursday.
Before war broke out in Ukraine, Sisters María, María Jesús, and Antonia of the Missionaries of the Congregation of Saint Dominic were running an after-school program in Kyiv. The three were evacuated last week, and they told the Pontifical Mission Societies the story of their last hours before leaving Ukraine.
Across Colombia, around half a million people marched on Sunday to defend the lives of the unborn, rejecting the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court decriminalizing abortion up to six months of pregnancy.
Within the span of 24 hours this weekend, two Colombians became the first people without a terminal illness to be euthanized in the country.