Ana Paula Morales

Ana Paula Morales

Articles by Ana Paula Morales

Tim Ballard, real hero of ‘Sound of Freedom’: I’ve spent more than 20 years in this fight

Sep 3, 2023 / 07:00 am

“This is the most powerful tool that I have seen in my life in the fight against child trafficking,” said Tim Ballard of the movie based on his work.

Church in Mexico announces plan to accompany mothers of disappeared persons

Aug 2, 2023 / 07:30 am

In Latin America to say someone “was disappeared” means that the person was abducted and may or may not be alive.

Mexican bishops submit ‘Indigenous liturgical adaptations’ to the Vatican for approval

Jul 27, 2023 / 08:30 am

The liturgical adaptations approved by the CEM include incensing, a “senior layperson” role, and ritual dance.

Cardinal Sarah: No synod can invent a ‘female priesthood’

Jul 5, 2023 / 16:10 pm

Sarah, prefect emeritus of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, spoke July 3 at a conference on the priesthood in Mexico City.

Church in Honduras calls on government to consider changing strategy amid wave of violence

Jul 1, 2023 / 09:00 am

The bishops also lamented that the violence in the country has been going on for years.

Cardinal Sarah offers five ways to deal with ‘crisis of faith’ in the world

Jul 1, 2023 / 07:00 am

“Today there is so much confusion, so much ambiguity and uncertainty in doctrinal and moral teaching,” the cardinal noted.

Mexican bishops demand respect for religious freedom, secular state in Nativity scene case

Jun 28, 2023 / 15:00 pm

The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in Mexico will debate a case this week about prohibiting Nativity scenes on public property.

Church demands answers after at least 48 die in gang fight in Honduran women’s prison

Jun 26, 2023 / 16:00 pm

According to local authorities, on June 20 there was a confrontation between rival gangs inside the prison that unleashed a fire, shootings, and stabbings.

Religious persecution takes its toll on Catholic faith in Mexico

Jun 3, 2023 / 08:00 am

Recent episodes of violence against the Catholic Church once again bring to the fore the persecution of the faith in Mexico and the power of organized crime.

Unsolved murder of Cardinal Posadas is ‘an open wound,’ Mexican bishops say

May 26, 2023 / 12:15 pm

On the 30th anniversary of the murder of Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo, Mexican bishops’ recalled the “open wound” left by the unsolved crime.

Bishops of Mexico: Lack of democracy results in the violation of human rights

May 21, 2023 / 06:00 am

The bishops of Mexico called on all Mexicans to join this Sunday, May 21, in a day of prayer for the strengthening of democracy.

Blaze set at iconic Mexican church; Eucharist stolen from another

May 16, 2023 / 16:30 pm

The Church of Santiaguito, whose origins date back to the 17th century, is one of the “most emblematic and iconic” in the region, the diocese said.

Mexican bishop expresses Church’s concern for unaccompanied child migrants

May 5, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Auxiliary Bishop Francisco Javier Acero said those who suffer the most are “unaccompanied minors.”

Venezuelan migrant thanks God, recounts journey through dangerous jungle to U.S.

Apr 29, 2023 / 10:00 am

Daisy Sandoval is a 25-year-old single mother who left Venezuela in February in search of the “American dream.”

Mexico law banning ‘conversion therapy’ would unleash ‘witch hunt,’ pro-family leader says

Apr 27, 2023 / 07:55 am

The bill makes changes to the Federal Criminal Code and the General Law on Health and would criminalize so-called “conversion therapy.”

Thousands of signatures presented to Mexican Congress urging defeat of euthanasia bill

Apr 22, 2023 / 09:00 am

In an April 19 statement, the Actívate platform said that “euthanasia is a form of assisted death that has no place in a society that values life and human dignity.

Largest statue of Christ in Mexico dedicated on Easter Sunday

Apr 13, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The monumental sculpture which sits atop a pedestal measures 108 feet high, which makes it the largest of its kind in the country.

More than 20,000 missionaries from 24 countries evangelized the world during Holy Week

Apr 12, 2023 / 18:00 pm

Missionary Youth and Family went on “Megamissions” this Holy Week with more than 20,000 missionaries evangelizing various places around the world.

Catholic prevention organization: Mexico ranks first in human trafficking and child abuse

Apr 7, 2023 / 13:00 pm

A nun with the Rahamim network said Mexico holds “first place in human trafficking, child abuse, organ selling, sex tourism, child abduction, and child pornography.”

Mexican legislator seeks to ban sex changes for minors

Apr 6, 2023 / 16:00 pm

State congresswoman Mónica Rodríguez Della Vecchia took to the streets of the city of Puebla to raise awareness on her Not with Children campaign.