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JUST IN:  Church Goers Stabbed, 2 Critically at New Mexico Catholic Church

JUST IN:  Church Goers Stabbed, 2 Critically at New Mexico Catholic Church

New Mexico authorities in Albuquerque are investigating a multiple stabbing incident at the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic church. continue reading »

Chicago Catholic Priest Who Donated Part of his Liver to Immigrant Crosses the U.S. Border Illegally

Chicago Catholic Priest Who Donated Part of his Liver to Immigrant Crosses the U.S. Border Illegally

The Chicago priest known for having donated part of his liver to an immigrant parishioner in 2002 returns to Chicago tonight after having crossed the U.S. Border in Nogales, AZ illegally on April 24th, 2013. The Pastor of Saint Gall Roman Catholic Church in Chicago, Fr. Gary Graf continue reading »

‘Martyr for Peace’ Remembered on15th Anniversary of the Priests Brutal Murder

‘Martyr for Peace’ Remembered on15th Anniversary of the Priests Brutal Murder

Guatemala's Catholic Church marked Friday's 15th anniversary of the brutal murder of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi by remembering the slain cleric as a peace activist and defender of human rights. Gerardi was a "martyr for peace" who devoted himself to Guatemala's downtrodden peasants and indigenous people, Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian said in a service at Guatemala City's Metropolitan Cathedral. continue reading »

Pope Francis Receives Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa

Pope Francis Receives Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa

Pope Francis received Friday Ecuador's President Rafael Correa and the two men discussed the situation in Latin America, respect for indigenous populations and the importance of a permanent dialogue between church and state. continue reading »

Mexico Celebrates 300th Anniversary of Franciscan Friar

Mexico Celebrates 300th Anniversary of Franciscan Friar

The Franciscan missions of the Sierra Gorda of Queretaro are preparing to celebrate this year the tricentennial of the birth of their founder, Fray Junipero Serra, who enriched the region with architectural gems fusing Christian and indigenous art. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Sends Signed Jersey to Pope Francis

Lionel Messi Sends Signed Jersey to Pope Francis

Pope Francis was presented with a jersey signed by Argentine soccer star Leo Messi by a group of priests during Wednesday's public audience. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy has Private Audience with Pope Francis

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy has Private Audience with Pope Francis

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had a private meeting with Pope Francis, the meeting lasted for 24 minutes in the Private Library of the Vatican. continue reading »

Mexican Catholic Church: Cancun Playboy Casino Has to GO

Mexican Catholic Church: Cancun Playboy Casino Has to GO

The Mexican Catholic Church is offended, pissed and ready for a good fight against American lite-porn house Playboy. The Church, which views gambling as a place that “attracts criminal elements”, does not want one placed in front of its front door. continue reading »

Catholic Majority Uruguay Approves Same-Sex Marriage

Catholic Majority Uruguay Approves Same-Sex Marriage

The Latin American country of Uruguay has approved same sex marriage, becoming the second country in the region to do so. continue reading »

Joel Osteen Calls Internet Prank Claiming He Abandoned Christianity ‘Comical’

Joel Osteen Calls Internet Prank Claiming He Abandoned Christianity ‘Comical’

Famous evangelical preacher Joel Osteen has been the target of an Internet hoax that saw him renouncing religion. A group of people created a fake Twitter account and fake websites claiming Osteen had abandoned Christianity. continue reading »