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Argentine bishops call for prayer as congress considers expanded abortion access

May 14, 2018

As the Argentine congress debates legalizing abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy, the country's bishops called for a special... Read more

Argentina homeless shelter named after bishop who loved the poor

Apr 25, 2018

A men’s homeless shelter in Zeballos, Argentina has been named after a local bishop known for his attention to the... Read more

Father Javier Olivera and Sister Marie de la Sagasse.

They were going to get married. Now he's a priest and she's a sister

Apr 12, 2018

Before discovering their vocations, Fr. Javier Olivera and Sister Marie de la Sagesse were engaged and planning their wedding. God... Read more

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Argentina abortion bill gains momentum in Congress

Apr 4, 2018

In a recent push to decriminalize abortion, Argentina’s Congress is considering a bill that would give women legal access to... Read more

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March for Life in Argentina draws massive crowds

Mar 27, 2018

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

Baptism.

Argentine Church to release baptismal records from dictatorship period

Mar 14, 2018

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

Feb 9, 2018

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

Dec 8, 2017

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

5th National Missionary Conference.

In Argentina, 600 missionaries renew commitment to spreading Gospel

Nov 25, 2017

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

Aug 30, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

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

Jul 19, 2017

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

Jul 2, 2017

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

Jun 25, 2017

By Mary Farrow

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

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of San Nicolás.

Local bishop: Ongoing messages at Argentine apparition will be kept private

Mar 21, 2017

By Mary Farrow

It’s been called the Medjugorje of Argentina.  Read more

Priest relocated over threats from drug lords in Argentina

Mar 16, 2017

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

Mar 9, 2017

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

Jan 25, 2017

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

Oct 6, 2016

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

Sep 13, 2016

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

Jul 7, 2016

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