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Catholic Relief Services distributes food for school children at one of the schools in the Department of Totonicapán, Guatemala, with the help of parent volunteers. The parents who picked up food had to comply with safety protocols such as wearing a mask, hand washing, and disinfection upon entry, and social distancing was maintained at all times.

Catholic Relief Services, USDA work together to provide food for school children in Guatemala during pandemic

Aug 18, 2021

By Autumn Jones

In a normal year, Maria Quiró’s children would eat a meal at school as part of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS)... Read more

Children queue outside a shelter in Guatemala.

Cutting Central American aid will make matters worse, critics say

Apr 3, 2019

While the United States threatens to cut funding to Central America in response to immigration issues, critics say the cutbacks... Read more

The flag of Guatemala.

Guatemalan bishops express support for UN anti-corruption commission

Jan 14, 2019

The bishops of Guatemala expressed Thursday their grave concern at confrontations among governmental branches over a UN anti-corruption investigatory body.  Read more

Drawings of Fr. Tullio Maruzzo and Luis Obdulio Arroyo Navarro.

Newly beatified Guatemalans exemplified courage, cardinal says

Oct 30, 2018

Presiding at a Mass for the beatification of martyrs Fr. Tullio Maruzzo and Luis Obdulio Arroyo Navarro, a Vatican official... Read more

Scenes from shelters in Escuintla, Guatemala, after the Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Catholic churches offer relief after Guatemala's deadly volcano eruption

Jun 5, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Three Catholic churches in Guatemala have opened their doors to shelter victims of Sunday’s sudden volcano eruption that devastated villages... Read more

Pope Francis and a cross during the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum in Rome, Italy on April 3, 2015.

Pope offers prayer, solidarity for victims of Guatemala eruption

Jun 5, 2018

By Elise Harris

With the death count of a massive volcanic eruption in Guatemala already at 65, Pope Francis has offered his prayers... Read more

Guatemalan flag.

Guatemalan Supreme Court halts distribution of pro-abortion manual

Dec 15, 2017

The Supreme Court of Guatemala has ruled that the distribution of a manual promoting abortion must be stopped.  Read more

Blessed Stanley Rother during a carnival. Courtesy of Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Archives.

Catholic group continues Blessed Stanley Rother's work in Guatemala

Sep 25, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Father John Goggin was serving as a missionary priest in Guatemala on July 28, 1981, when he was woken up... Read more

Blessed Stanley Rother and a little girl.

Faithful martyr and missionary Father Stanley Rother beatified in Oklahoma

Sep 23, 2017

Father Stanley Rother, an Oklahoma priest martyred in Guatemala, was beatified Saturday during a Mass in Oklahoma City attended by... Read more

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Fr. Stanley Rother, first US-born martyr, to be beatified in September

Mar 13, 2017

Father Stanley Rother, the Oklahoma-born martyr who served as a priest in Guatemala, will be beatified in Oklahoma City on... Read more

Call for prayers, reform follow deadly fire at Guatemala girls' shelter

Mar 10, 2017

There is mourning in Guatemala after at least 35 girls perished in a fire at a state-run home for youth,... Read more

Fr. Stanley Rother.

Father Stanley Rother: The first US-born martyr

Dec 2, 2016

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who served... Read more

Child migrants' home countries have only grown worse, US Congress is reminded

Oct 24, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The number of Central American migrants to the U.S. might be down this year, but their problems at home have... Read more

The 'angel' of Guatemala: 12-year-old chooses death over gang violence

Jul 16, 2015

When 12-year-old Ángel Ariel Escalante Pérez was confronted by gang members demanding that he kill a bus driver in Guatemala,... Read more

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Child malnutrition offends human dignity, warn Guatemalan bishops

Jan 30, 2013

The Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala called on authorities to address the stark hunger and malnutrition facing thousands of children and... Read more