Giselle Vargas

Giselle Vargas

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Chile legislature defeats bill that would have permitted elective abortion

Nov 30, 2021 / 16:23 pm

The lower house of Chile’s legislature defeated Tuesday a bill that would have legalized elective abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Argentine bishops welcome Vatican recognition of priests' 1683 martyrdom

Oct 15, 2021 / 13:00 pm

Bishops in Argentina have welcomed the promulgation of a decree by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that regards the martyrdom of Pedro Ortiz de Zárate and Juan Antonio Solinas, priests who were killed Oct. 27, 1683.

Pro-life doctors warn against Chilean bill to permit elective abortion 

Oct 6, 2021 / 16:19 pm

A group of pro-life Chilean doctors on Monday published a video meant to disprove the falsehoods that arise in the discussion of the bill that would decriminalize abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. 

Chile's lower house votes to debate bill permitting elective abortions

Sep 29, 2021 / 16:01 pm

Chile’s Chamber of Deputies voted Sept. 28 to begin the debate on a bill that would decriminalize abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. The measure passed 75-68 with two abstentions.

Argentine medical association says abortion law goes against principles of ethics

Sep 7, 2021 / 17:01 pm

The National Academy of Medicine in Argentina has warned that the abortion law passed with the support of President Alberto Fernández’ administration violates the fundamental principles of the ethics of medicine and the defense of life.

Chilean legislative committee votes against permitting elective abortions

Aug 10, 2021 / 14:10 pm

A committee of the lower house of Chile’s legislature on Monday narrowly voted not to recommend a bill that would allow elective abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Catholic universities in Argentina call on courts to defend the unborn from abortion law 

Aug 3, 2021 / 16:01 pm

An organization of Catholic universities in Argentina has issued a declaration demanding that the legal system protect the unborn from the nation’s abortion law, enacted less than a year ago.

She overcame adversity with faith and is heading to the Paralympics in Tokyo

Jul 21, 2021 / 17:00 pm

Mahira Bergallo Brzezicki, 19, is an Argentine athlete who will be participating in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, proud of overcoming adversity and certain that her being chosen to compete is an answer from God.

Bishops of Argentina, Uruguay pray for the recovery of Pope Francis

Jul 7, 2021 / 12:30 pm

The bishops of Argentina and Uruguay expressed their closeness and prayers for the swift recovery of Pope Francis, who underwent surgery July 4.

Bolivian archbishop calls for policies respecting the dignity of the human person

Jul 6, 2021 / 19:01 pm

The Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra said in his homily on Sunday that the high rate of domestic violence and the murder of women in Bolivia must be addressed with public policies that respect "the sacredness of life and the dignity of every person."

Parents urge Chilean president to veto bill that would undermine parental authority

Jul 1, 2021 / 23:01 pm

Pro-family organizations in Chile are urging President Sebastián Piñera to veto completely the recently passed "System of Guarantees of Children's Rights” bill.

Anti-natalist policies in Argentina forebode a ‘demographic winter’

May 31, 2021 / 12:01 pm

"The results of the anti-natalist policies implemented in recent years predict a ‘demographic winter’" for Argentina, warned the digital newsletter Notivida.

Argentine lawyers take legal action against restrictions on Mass attendance

May 20, 2021 / 20:01 pm

The Catholic Lawyers Corporation of Argentina filed a writ of amparo on Tuesday contending that recent health regulations decreed during the Covid-19 pandemic "flagrantly violate" the free exercise of worship and religion.

Abortion activists want to eliminate Day of the Unborn Child in Argentine city

May 13, 2021 / 20:01 pm

A recently adopted municipal measure to observe March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child in Lomas de Zamora faces opposition from abortion activists, while it is being defended by the local Church.

Argentine parish where Eucharistic miracles occurred receives relic of Bl Carlo Acutis

May 12, 2021 / 13:50 pm

On the 29th anniversary of the first Eucharistic miracle that took place in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires’ Santa María parish, the community received a first class relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis.

Jesuits in Chile to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by former priest

May 6, 2021 / 14:01 pm

Four victims sexually abused by former priest Jaime Guzmán Astaburuaga will be compensated with 15 million pesos each (about $21,000).