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Aug 4, 2017 - 04:13 pm .- Late Wednesday, Chilean lawmakers approved legislation that would allow for abortions under certain circumstances, ending the country’s longstanding wholesale ban on the practice.
Aug 3, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- Father José Miguel Machorro, who was stabbed in the neck and torso mid-May at the conclusion of Mass at the cathedral of Mexico City, died while at hospital on Thursday.
Aug 3, 2017 - 03:12 pm .- On July 27, an enormous spider was seen descending from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa, Ontario.
Aug 2, 2017 - 04:42 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas has warned President Nicolás Maduro and the high command of the armed forces that they will be accountable to God for the deaths of Venezuelans killed by military personnel and Chavista groups during demonstrations against the country’s contentious Constituent Assembly.
Jul 30, 2017 - 04:04 pm .- José Arturo Castellanos was a Catholic from El Salvador who during the Second World War was sent as a diplomat to the city of Geneva, Switzerland.
Jul 28, 2017 - 11:12 am .- Venezuela faces potentially radical changes to its constitution this weekend, after years of economic collapse and shortages.
Jul 27, 2017 - 01:02 pm .- An online statement purporting to be from a radical feminist group has claimed responsibility for the explosive set off at the Mexican Bishops' Conference earlier this week.
Jul 25, 2017 - 02:30 pm .- Unidentified persons set off an explosive today at the headquarters of the Mexican Bishops' Conference (CEM) in Mexico City. No one was injured, according to a conference spokesman.
Jul 25, 2017 - 06:08 am .- This Aug. 15 will mark 90 years since the Sacramentine Sisters of Don Orione were founded to offer something very particular for the salvation of the world: their blindness.
Jul 24, 2017 - 05:11 pm .- When Matt Hohler was in college in 2010, he was a reluctant Catholic - and not a coffee drinker. 
Jul 21, 2017 - 01:17 pm .- Venezuela's bishops have organized a day of prayer and fasting amid ongoing, violent riots throughout the country as opposition to President Nicolas Maduro hardens.
Jul 19, 2017 - 01:53 pm .- Maximiliano Acuña is a garbage collector in Buenos Aires who earlier this year was injured in a serious accident that left him without legs.
Jul 19, 2017 - 08:10 am .- Facebook has restored more than 25 Catholic pages in Portuguese and English that were blocked yesterday, citing a malfunction in the system.
Jul 18, 2017 - 04:28 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas has repudiated Sunday's attack on a referendum in which the vast majority of participants expressed their opposition to the constituent assembly called by President Maduro.
Jul 17, 2017 - 01:53 pm .- Armed civilians who support the Venezuelan regime opened fire against a large crowd of protestors who were participating in a symbolic referendum in Caracas on Sunday.
Jul 14, 2017 - 06:01 am .- The recent massacre of over two dozen prisoners in a central penitentiary in the state of Guerrero, Mexico may have been part of a ritual of the Santa Muerte cult.
Jul 13, 2017 - 12:32 am .- For many people, a warm meal is a way to come together, celebrate, and spend time with friends and family. For homeless people living on the streets of Montevideo, Uruguay, it’s an experience that’s rare. But about 500 young people in the city are working to change that.
Jul 6, 2017 - 03:31 pm .- Authorities are investigating the murder of another Catholic priest in Mexico who was bound and stabbed to death in his room.
Jul 6, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Responding to a Canadian politician who called abortion a central aspect of the country's human rights efforts, a local bishop said the procedure is in fact deeply harmful – especially to women.
Jul 4, 2017 - 08:46 am .- On Monday the Archdiocese of Panama released the official theme song of the next World Youth Day, to be held in Panama Jan. 22-27, 2019.

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