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A ‘Miracle’ Happens to 3-Year Old Blessed by Pope Benedict, Survives Bus Running her Over

3-year old Claire Hill, was blessed in 2008 by Pope Benedict during his visit to Australia, when her parents held her up to his passing motor car on World Youth Day. They considered themselves fortunate to have gotten so close to the Pope but now wonder if that blessing resulted in a miracle that saved their daughter. continue reading »

Pope Bestows One of the Highest Honors On Mar Munoz-Visoso for Ministry to the Hispanic Community

Mar Munoz-Visoso, who currently works at the United Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was just bestowed the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Benedict, one of the highest honors awarded to lay people. continue reading »

Vatican Denies Collaboration on Reality TV Show on Exorcism

Days after Discovery Channel announced it was working closing with the Vatican on the upcoming reality TV show ‘The Exorcist Files’, the Vatican is denying this. continue reading »

Hospital Loses Catholic Status for Performing Life-Saving ‘Abortion’

The St. Joseph Hospital of Phoenix, Arizona has been stripped of its Roman Catholic church affiliation and Catholic designation for performing a life-saving abortion on one of its patients. continue reading »

Catholic Bilingual Hymnals Coming to a Church Near You

Spanish- and English- speaking worship communities in the U.S. now have a way to celebrate their faith and culture side-by-side. One Faith, Una Voz is the only Catholic hymnal featuring bilingual songs alongside original language English and Spanish titles. continue reading »

Nearly 2.0 Million Faithful in Mexico Participate in Our Lady of Zapopan Procession (VIDEO)

Nearly 2.0 million faithful 2 million according to the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, gathered from beginning in the early morning hours in the main streets of Guadalajara to attend the procession of the Virgin of Zapopan, the second largest religious procession in Mexico. continue reading »

Pope Reflects on Churches Role in Latin America

In separate meetings yesterday with new ambassadors from Colombia and El Salvador to the Holy See, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the role of the Catholic Church in Latin America, continue reading »

Mexico City Key to British Cardinal Becoming a Saint

The Archdiocese of Mexico City will investigate claims that a severely deformed baby was born in a perfectly normal condition after the child’s mother prayed to British Cardinal John Henry Newman for a miracle continue reading »

Spanish Friar Leopoldo de Alpandeire Beatified, Thousands Attend

Archbishop Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the beatification of Brother Leopoldo Sánchez Márquez de Alpandeire (1866-1956) in the Spanish city of Granada. continue reading »

Hispanics Will Form Majority of New U.S. Catholics

The bottom line is that the face of the Catholic Church in the United States in the not-so-distant future is going to look very different. Hispanic, to be precise. Interestingly, the percentage occupied by blacks across the four generations is very constant, hovering around 3-4 percent. The next ethnic group in size — Asian and Pacific Islanders — occupy between 1 and 3 percent of the population across the generations. continue reading »

Does Finding God on my iPhone Mean I Won’t Go to Hell?

As one of 33 million Catholic Latinos in the U.S. I am well versed on the rosary, novenas, penance and the versatile uses of holy water when one is in hot water. And as an American born and raised in this country I am also well versed in looking for ways to do things more efficiently and quickly. continue reading »

Pope Addresses Annual Latin American Youth Conference

During his regular public audience on September 1, Pope Benedict XVI took a few moments to send a message of encouragement to the 3rd Latin American Youth Conference, meeting in Venezuela. continue reading »