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Pope Francis gives $500,000 to support migrants in Mexico

Apr 29, 2019

Peter’s Pence, a global charitable fund overseen by Pope Francis, will support migrants in limbo in Mexico, the charity has... Read more

Central American migrants and asylum-seekers prepare to board the freight train in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Judge rules asylum seekers cannot be forced to remain in Mexico

Apr 9, 2019

Asylum seekers crossing the southern border may no longer have to return to Mexico while their cases are heard after... Read more

Mexican federal police in riot gear.

15 Mexican cities rank among the world's most violent; bishop asks for prayer

Apr 1, 2019

The Bishop of Cuernavaca, Mexico has encouraged Catholics to intensify their prayers for peace, after the publication of a report... Read more

Pope Francis visits Santa Cruz, Bolivia, July 9, 2015.

How popes have addressed the conquest of the Americas

Mar 29, 2019

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico this week wrote to Pope Francis and the King of Spain, Felipe VI,... Read more

Catholic leaders speak out against 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Mar 14, 2019

Catholic leaders released a statement this week in disagreement with the United States’ expansion of a policy that restricts asylum... Read more

Catholic aid group to set up kidney dialysis clinic in Guadalajara

Mar 7, 2019

In response to the growing number of patients with kidney conditions in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Catholic charitable agency Caritas is... Read more

Crowds at a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, January 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com

Texas archbishop: The border 'emergency' is not what you think

Feb 27, 2019

The reputed migration emergency is ultimately not about people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, but about caring for the disadvantaged and... Read more

Mexico City cathedral.

Archbishop: 152 priests in Mexico removed for abuse in last 9 years

Feb 11, 2019

Over the past nine years, 152 priests in Mexico have been removed from ministry for sexual abuse of youth or... Read more

Mexico City cathedral.

Amid priest murders, religious freedom situation in Mexico draws concern

Dec 12, 2018

With 26 priests murdered in the last six years, Mexico received a prominent mention in the 2018 Report on Religious... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas

Dec 11, 2018

By Mary Farrow

It would be virtually impossible to travel to Mexico without seeing the colorful, star-cloaked, evil-crushing image of Our Lady of... Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City. Photo: David Ramos/CNA

Advent confessions 'marathon' to be held at Mexico City cathedral

Dec 6, 2018

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City will host on Dec. 7 a “Day of Forgiveness,” in which for 10 consecutive... Read more

Mexico City cathedral.

New group formed to oppose abortion in Mexico

Nov 9, 2018

The new umbrella group Suma de Actores Sociales (United Social Actors) is calling citizens to stand up against efforts by... Read more

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected president of Mexico on July 1.

Mexican legislators introduce bills to legalize abortion

Oct 26, 2018

Two Mexican legislators introduced this week proposals seeking to legalize abortion throughout the country.  Read more

Archbishop criticizes pro-abortion presentation at Catholic university

Oct 3, 2018

After an event featuring abortion rights activists was held at a Mexican Jesuit university, the president of the Mexican bishops’... Read more

Mama Tierra coffee. Courtesy of Equal Exchange.

CRS sells fair trade coffee, supporting Mexican farmers and land

Sep 24, 2018

By Perry West

Catholic Relief Services is now offering fair trade coffee beans that will benefit local farming communities in Mexico and foster... Read more

A man wades in a flooded street in Culiacan, Sinaloa State, Mexico, Sept. 20, 2018.

Mexican bishops call for solidarity with flood victims in Sinaloa

Sep 21, 2018

The Mexican bishops' conference called for solidarity Friday with the thousands of people affected by heavy rains and flooding in... Read more

Priest murdered in Mexican state of Michoacan

Aug 27, 2018

The Archdiocese of Morelia confirmed Saturday that the corpse of Fr. Miguel Gerardo Flores, who had disappeared for a week,... Read more

Mexican seminarians launch evangelization project for the deaf  

Aug 26, 2018

Two seminarians in Mexico have launched a project on Facebook to offer evangelization and pastoral ministry tools for the deaf.  Read more

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected president of Mexico on July 1.

Mexican bishops urge collaboration after election of Lopez Obrador

Jul 2, 2018

The bishops of Mexico congratulated Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador on his election as the next president of the country, stressing... Read more

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Church in Mexico releases security protocols to prevent crime

Jun 21, 2018

As increased levels of violence in Mexico continue, the Mexican Bishops Conference has published a protocol guide to help prevent... Read more