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Mexican bishops unveil pastoral plan to prepare for major anniversaries

May 16, 2018

The bishops of Mexico have announced a pastoral project to strengthen the country’s Christian identity in preparation for major anniversaries... Read more

Confirmation.

Bishop confirms 15 inmates at Mexican prison visited by Pope Francis

May 8, 2018

Bishop José Guadalupe Torres Campos of Ciudad Juárez, in Chihuahua state, Mexico, conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 15 inmates... Read more

Barbed wire fence.

Mexican bishop warns against mob justice: 'violence engenders more violence'

May 4, 2018

Bishop Gerardo de Jesús Rojas Lopez of Tabasco in southern Mexico criticized acts of mob justice recently carried out by... Read more

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Priest from Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica found dead after kidnapping

Apr 30, 2018

An 84-year-old priest of the Archdiocese of Mexico City was found dead in Cuernavaca, the capital of Mexico’s Morelos state,... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro JD. CNA file photo.

Tucson bishop speaks up after border agent cleared in Mexican teen's death

Apr 26, 2018

The ‘not guilty’ verdict for a U.S. border agent who shot and killed a Mexican teen is “deeply troubling” and... Read more

Priest murdered in Mexico amid continuing wave of violence

Apr 20, 2018

A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli, México, was stabbed to death inside a church Wednesday, local reports... Read more

Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Cardinal calls for consecration of Mexico to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Apr 10, 2018

Facing violence, poverty and corruption, Mexico should be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, said Archbishop Emeritus Juan Sandoval... Read more

Mexican Senate approves medical conscientious objection bill

Mar 26, 2018

The Mexican Senate has approved a measure protecting the conscientious objections of medical personnel who hold moral or ethical objections... Read more

Archdiocese of Mexico backs sentence of priest jailed for abuse

Mar 15, 2018

The Archdiocese of Mexico reaffirmed its commitment to fighting sexual abuse and expressed its support for the 62-year jail sentence... Read more

Fr. Germain Muniz Garcia.

Bishop denies murdered Mexican priest had gang ties

Feb 8, 2018

The Bishop of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Mexico denied that Fr.  Germain Muñiz Garcia, who was murdered on a Mexican highway Feb. 5... Read more

Near Texas-Mexico border, Catholics plan a community of encounter

Dec 28, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A partnership among the Diocese of Brownsville, businesses, and other community partners aims to create a self-sustaining space where area... Read more

Could Catholic actor Eduardo Verastegui be the next President of Mexico?

Nov 28, 2017

Several Mexican media outlets reported on Nov. 24 that Eduardo Verastegui, internationally known Catholic actor and producer, could be a... Read more

This priest says Adoration has made Juarez a safer city

Nov 22, 2017

Juarez, located in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, was considered from 2008 to 2010 to be one of... Read more

A statue of Santa Muerte.

Have you heard of Saint Death? Don’t pray to her.

Nov 4, 2017

By Mary Farrow

They call her Santa Muerte (‘Holy Death’ or ‘Saint Death’), but she’s no saint.  Read more

A damaged home is seen as people deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on September 25, 2017 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

Knights of Columbus aid natural disaster victims in Puerto Rico and Mexico

Sep 29, 2017

To provide relief after a spate of recent natural disasters, the Knights of Columbus have raised over $2.8 million worth... Read more

Rescuers work in the rubble after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck on Sept. 19, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexico City archdiocese offers free medical care for earthquake victims

Sep 26, 2017

In the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake, the Archdiocese of Mexico City has announced that anyone needing medical care... Read more

Church collapses in Mexico quake during baptism, killing several

Sep 21, 2017

On Sept. 19, a family in Puebla, Mexico was attending the baptism of their daughter when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook... Read more

Mexican bishops join in prayer, grief after second deadly earthquake

Sep 20, 2017

Following Mexico’s second major earthquake in two weeks, bishops in the country called for prayers and solidarity, asking Our Lady... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on October 2, 2013.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Mexico earthquake

Sep 8, 2017

Following Mass during his five-day trip to Colombia, Pope Francis on Friday offered prayers for those affected by a major... Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.

Mexico is the most violent Latin American country for priests

Aug 11, 2017

For the ninth year in a row, Mexico is the most violent country in Latin America for priests, said a... Read more