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Mexican flag in front of the Mexican cathedral.

Mexico City constitution blasted for excluding right to life

Feb 8, 2017

The Catholic weekly of the Archdiocese of Mexico City criticized the city’s new constitution, saying that “it does not recognize... Read more

Rosary.

After school shooting in Mexico, archbishop offers prayers

Jan 24, 2017

Following a school shooting in Monterrey, Mexico last week, the local archbishop offered his prayers and support.  Read more

Haitian emigrants at a Salesian shelter in Tijuana, October 2016. Photo courtesy of Agenzia Info Salesiana.

Tijuana shelters overwhelmed by Haitian migrants

Jan 12, 2017

The shelters in Tijuana that care for the migrant population are now in a state of emergency, severely overcrowded due... Read more

Mexican archdiocese closes missing persons registry

Nov 28, 2016

The Archbishop of Guadalajara has announced that his diocese is calling off its distribution of a list of missing persons,... Read more

Priest.

Kidnapped Mexican priest found alive with signs of torture

Nov 14, 2016

The Mexican Conference of Bishops issued a statement acknowledging that Fr. José Luis Sánchez Ruiz, who was kidnapped Nov. 11... Read more

U.S. Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

Arizona Mass for migrants shows Catholic unity crosses borders

Oct 25, 2016

Catholic unity transversed the border on Sunday when Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the new apostolic nuncio to the U.S., celebrated Mass... Read more

A painting of El SeñorDe La Misericordia De Ocotlán from 1912.

That time Jesus appeared in the sky of Mexico

Oct 12, 2016

On Sunday, Oct. 3, 1847, more than 2,000 people in Ocotlán, Mexico saw a perfect image of Jesus Christ crucified... Read more

March for the Family in Mexico, Sept. 24, 2016.

Mexicans flood the capital to defend marriage – with Pope Francis' blessing

Sep 26, 2016

Some 400,000 people filled the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to protest the Mexican government’s attempt to redefine marriage... Read more

Body of third priest kidnapped in Mexico found

Sep 26, 2016

By Elise Harris

Less than a week after two Catholic priests in Mexico were found murdered after having been abducted from their parishes,... Read more

Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico

Sep 23, 2016

Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country... Read more

Does the Mexican priest who allegedly abused minors even exist?

Sep 21, 2016

After the Mexican branch of the “hacktivist” group Anonymous reported that the Archdiocese of Mexico had let off an alleged... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis condemns 'inexcusable violence' in murder of Mexican priests

Sep 21, 2016

By Elise Harris

After hearing of the murder of two priests in Mexico, Pope Francis sent a telegram to the country’s bishops condemning... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at San't Agnese in Agone Catholic Church in Rome on Sept. 14, 2014.

Two priests murdered in Mexico

Sep 20, 2016

One day after they were kidnapped from their parish, Mexican priests Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and José Alfredo Suárez de... Read more

Fr. Jorge Rodriguez, Auxuilary Bishop-elect for the Archdiocese of Denver.

Pope names Mexican-born priest as new auxiliary bishop of Denver

Aug 25, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Thursday, Pope Francis appointed Mexico native Fr. Jorge Rodriguez, former professor and Vice-Rector of St. John Vianney Seminary, as... Read more

Geostationary imagery of Tropical Storm Javier.

Pope offers message of prayer amid violent storms in Mexico

Aug 9, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

After Tropical Storm Javier and Hurricane Earl ravaged parts of Mexico over the weekend, Pope Francis offered his prayers and... Read more

With 7 dead after teachers' union clash, Mexican bishop calls for prayer

Jun 22, 2016

Archbishop José Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca, México, called for intensifying prayer for peace after clashes between authorities and a... Read more

Mexican flag.

Mexican president's party hit with 'protest vote' over gay marriage

Jun 7, 2016

Just a few weeks after Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced measures to legalize gay marriage and homosexual adoption throughout... Read more

Juan Macias, the last known Cristero.

Last known Cristero soldier in Mexico dies at 103

Mar 11, 2016

The last known surviving soldier of the Cristero War, Juan Daniel Macías Villegas, died last month in his home town... Read more

Exorcist weighs in on 'vampire' murder in Mexico

Mar 9, 2016

The murder of a 24-year-old man in Chihuahua, Mexico last month is being considered by authorities as a “possible satanic... Read more

These pop-singing nuns rocked Pope Francis' Juarez Mass

Feb 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

After taking the Internet by storm last fall with their hit “Confia en Dios,” this group of singing sisters was... Read more