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March for Life in Argentina draws massive crowds

Marking the Day of the Unborn Child in much of Latin America, tens of thousands of Argentinians took to the... Read more

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Argentine Church to release baptismal records from dictatorship period

The Argentine Bishops' Conference will release to the justice system, in accordance with Pope Francis' wishes, dozens of baptismal records... Read more

Surfing ministry in Mar del Plata, Argentina.  Photos courtest of Fr. Santiago Arriola

‘Surf’s up’ for these Argentine priests

Fr. Santiago Arriola is convinced that “our entire life, in all its expressions and dimensions, calls for evangelization and can... Read more

Nearly 80 prisoners baptized in Argentina

Seventy-eight prisoners were baptized, confirmed, and received their First Holy Communion in an Argentine prison Dec. 1.  Read more

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In Argentina, 600 missionaries renew commitment to spreading Gospel

More than 600 people participated in the 5th National Missionary Conference held this week in Neuquen, Argentina, and committed to... Read more

Argentine pastoral letter: 'Accompaniment' in marriage must be faithful

A pastoral letter on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia by Bishop Pedro Daniel Martinez Perea of San Luis, Argentina... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 21, 2016.

Pope phones trash man who lost legs in accident

Maximiliano Acuña is a garbage collector in Buenos Aires who earlier this year was injured in a serious accident that... Read more

Nino Martin Chain. Courtesy of Florencia Nunez.

Doctors say it's a miracle that toddler survived ninth-floor fall

The doctors at the Children's Hospital in San Miguel, Argentina, find no explanation for the quick recovery of Martin Chain... Read more

Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero. Public Domain via Wikipedia.

The tale of Fr. Brochero: Gaucho priest, devil's worst nightmare

If Jose Brochero doesn't sound like a Gaucho name, nothing does.  Read more

Priest relocated over threats from drug lords in Argentina

A diocese in Argentina has decided to transfer a priest after a series of threats he's received for protesting the... Read more

Conditions lamented as seven Argentine inmates die in fire

The deaths of seven inmates in a fire at a police station in Pergamino, Argentina has brought renewed criticisms of... Read more

Mother Catalina de María Rodríguez.

This Argentine nun's cause for beatification is advancing

The theological commission of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved last week a miracle attributed to the intercession... Read more

Illegal drugs confiscated by Argentine police.

Argentine priest who denounced drug traffickers found dead

A priest in the northern Argentine city of San Miguel de Tucumán who in recent days denounced drug traffickers in... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 7, 2016.

What Pope Francis said about Communion for the divorced-and-remarried

Pope Francis has written a private message approving the Buenos Aires bishops’ response to the divorced-and-remarried inspired by his apostolic... Read more

Prison inmates in Argentina paint statue of Virgin Mary

A local bishop in Argentina blessed a statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, which had been recently painted... Read more

Statue of Mary.

A Marian apparition has been approved in Argentina - and it's a big deal

What began with glowing rosaries and the rediscovery of a statue of the Virgin Mary in Argentina has now been... Read more

Pope Francis waves at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 11, 2015.

Pope Francis embraces child writer in a wheelchair

Thirteen-year-old Veronica Cantero Burroni fulfilled a dream on Wednesday, when she got to see Pope Francis, who offered her a... Read more

Marijuana, cocaine, and counterfeit currency seized in Federal Police raids in Buenos Aires, February 2013.

What Argentina's bishops are proposing to drug traffickers

The Argentine bishops' conference issued “a strong call to conversion” to those involved in drug trafficking and dealing, urging them... Read more

Enrique Shaw, c. 1957.

Enrique Shaw: the Argentine businessman whom Francis may soon beatify

Pope Francis’ desire to see the late Argentine businessman Enrique Shaw raised to the altars could be close to fruition,... Read more