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Guatemalan Priest Charged As An Accomplice in Bishop’s Murder Receives Early Release

A Catholic priest sentenced to 20 years in prison as an accomplice in the 1998 assassination of Bishop Juan Gerardi was paroled on Friday and spoke out to assert his innocence. continue reading »

Newly Appointed Mexican Archbishop Faced With Challenges in New Location

The new archbishop of Monterrey, Mexico, is known for putting an emphasis on social ministries and serving poor populations -- most recently in the southern state of Chiapas as archbishop of Tuxtla Gutierrez. continue reading »

Nicaragua’s Ernesto Cardenal Wins Poetry Prize in Madrid

Nicaragua's Ernesto Cardenal was announced in Madrid Thursday as the winner of the Queen Sofia Ibero American Poetry Prize, presented every year to a living author deemed to have made an important contribution to the cultural legacy of Spain and Latin America. continue reading »

Hispanics in the Pews, Not on the Altar

Over the last several years, priestly ordination classes have gotten younger and more diverse, according to a 2011 study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate out of Georgetown University. There are more Asian and black vocations. Asians are actually overrepresented, making up 4 percent of the U.S. Catholic population and 10 percent of the ordination class. continue reading »

Wounded Soldiers Teach Chicago Priest About Courage

Reverend Robert Barry has been called up every summer since 1986 to serve as a chaplain in the Illinois National Guard. He has served active duty in Argentina, Columbia, Cuba, Poland, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. continue reading »