Catholic Church in Mexico

The Latest

null

3 dead, 20 injured after bus traveling to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Mexico overturns

Feb 6, 2023

By CNA Staff

The accident occurred Sunday on the Mexico-Puebla highway as the pilgrims were en route to the Basilica of Our Lady... Read more

One car was damaged after an accident on a road in Mexico, witnessed by Father Salvador Nuño, who stopped to ask if the man in the car needed help. The man made a surprising request: “I want to confess.”

Mexico priest recounts ‘amazing’ confession of accident victim he stopped to help

Jan 31, 2023

By CNA Staff

Father Salvador Nuño, a Legionary of Christ priest who serves in Monterrey, Mexico, shared the story on Facebook Jan. 27. Read more

null

Bishop remembers slain journalists in Mexico on feast day of their patron saint

Jan 25, 2023

By CNA Staff

According to the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico, between 2000 and 2018, a total of 134 journalists were murdered. Read more

St. Michael the Archangel.

Thief steals St. Michael statue from church, trips, and is injured by the angel’s sword

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

A drunken thief was injured after falling on the sword of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel that he... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI / image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Church in Mexico invites the faithful to Mass for Benedict XVI at Guadalupe basilica

Jan 5, 2023

By CNA Staff

The Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in... Read more

Participants prepare food for “10,000 Christmases in one,” a joint initiative between the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico, and the Jewish community to provide 40,000 Christmas dinners for the poor on Dec. 25. The 2022 event, which is being held for the fourth consecutive year, will bring food from 40 parishes and a shelter to those most in need in the Guadalajara metropolitan area.

Catholic Church, Jewish community to bring 40,000 Christmas dinners to Mexicans in need

Dec 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Guadalajara has joined the Jewish community to provide 40,000 Christmas dinners for the poor this Dec. 25... Read more

Joseph and Mary looking for an inn in Bethlehem.

How the ‘Posadas’ before Christmas in Mexico originated

Dec 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

In the days before Christmas, the traditional “posadas” are usually celebrated in Mexico, recalling the difficulties Joseph and Mary had... Read more

Aerial view of the surroundings of the Basilica of Guadalupe during the early morning of Dec. 12, 2022.

Historic 12.5 million pilgrims visit Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico

Dec 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Basilica of Guadalupe is the most visited Marian sanctuary in the world and even exceeds the number of pilgrims... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Why is Our Lady of Guadalupe patroness of the unborn?

Dec 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Our Lady of Guadalupe is not only considered the patroness of the Americas, but also of the unborn. Here’s why.  Read more

null

Contest seeks to fill Mexico with Nativity scenes in response to attempt to ban them

Nov 18, 2022

By David Ramos

The contest proposes that Mexicans “place Nativity scenes on public property and send photographs to our social media.” Read more

The Virgin of Guadalupe in the new basilica

Mexican archdiocese shares first photo ever taken of image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nov 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

“On the afternoon of May 18, 1923, photographer Manuel Ramos had the honor of being the first to photograph the... Read more

null

Mexican bishops defend the presence of Christian symbols on public property

Nov 8, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

On Nov. 9, a court will study a legal challenge that seeks to prohibit the placement of “decorative objects in... Read more

null

Prohibiting Nativity scenes in Mexico would be an ‘attack’ on religious freedom, group says

Nov 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

The National Front for the Family said prohibiting Nativity scenes on public property in Mexico would be “an enormous absurdity.” Read more

null

ADF calls on human rights commission to defend religious freedom in Mexico and Nicaragua

Nov 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

“Latin America is currently experiencing a surge of human rights abuses in the area of religious freedom,” stated Tomás Henriquez,... Read more

null

‘We don’t want to live in war,’ says bishop in violence-plagued Mexico

Oct 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Juan Manuel González Sandoval of Tarahumara made his comments amid growing violence and a recent shootout involving organized crime... Read more

The Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan in Zapopan, Mexico.

Record-breaking 2.4 million people take part in Our Lady of Zapopan pilgrimage in Mexico

Oct 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pilgrimage culminated Oct. 12 with a Mass at the Basilica of Zapopan in Jalisco state, Mexico. Read more

Santiago Apostle Parish in Tangamandapio, Mexico, was damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 19, 2022.

Eight churches damaged by Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico

Sep 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

A Catholic church in Tangamandapio and seven other Catholic churches were damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on... Read more

null

Priest and seminarians robbed amid a wave of church violence in Mexico

Aug 31, 2022

By David Ramos

At about 8 a.m. on Aug. 29, criminals entered the Saints of America parish on Mexico City’s south side and... Read more

Firefighters work at the scene of a burnt collective transport vehicle after it was set on fire by unidentified individuals in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on Aug. 12, 2022.

Archbishop condemns attacks by organized crime in US-Mexico border area

Aug 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Francisco Moreno Barrón, the archbishop of Tijuana, Mexico, condemned the 20 attacks carried out in several towns in the state... Read more

Bishop Rolando José Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, was placed under house arrest by the police of Daniel Ortega's regime in early August 2022.

Bishops of Mexico stand in solidarity with Nicaragua ‘at a time of profound suffering’

Aug 10, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega in recent weeks has threatened the Church in Nicaragua's freedom of speech and religion. Read more