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Archbishop Jose Gomez Speaks Out on Immigration

Archbishop Jose Gomez Speaks Out on Immigration

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, welcomed principles set forth by a group of eight U.S. Senators as a blueprint for reform the country’s immigration system. continue reading »

Catholic Samba Group Turns Parade into Procession After Nightclub Fire

Catholic Samba Group Turns Parade into Procession After Nightclub Fire

A Catholic samba group in Rio de Janeiro changed its parade plans after the nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people, most of them students from the local university in Santa Maria. continue reading »

Catholic Church Property Nationalized by Fidel Castro in 1961 Returned

Catholic Church Property Nationalized by Fidel Castro in 1961 Returned

Authorities in the province of Granma, in the south-east of Cuba, have returned to the Catholic Church two buildings and land, within the policies of President Raul Castro, continue reading »

U.S. Friar Accused of Sexually Abuse Commits Suicide

U.S. Friar Accused of Sexually Abuse Commits Suicide

A Franciscan friar accused of sexually abusing male high school students in Pennsylvania committed suicide in the monastery where he had been kept under strict surveillance since 2000, police said Saturday. continue reading »

Over 1,000 Faith Leaders Urge for Immediate Action on Immigration Reform

Over 1,000 Faith Leaders Urge for Immediate Action on Immigration Reform

When members of the new Congress arrived on Capitol Hill yesterday (Jan. 22) they were greeted by calls from some 1,000 faith leaders, all asking the same question: “What are you doing to help enact immigration reform this year?” continue reading »

Reverend Samuel Rodriguez Delivers Keynote Address at MLK Service (VIDEO)

Reverend Samuel Rodriguez Delivers Keynote Address at MLK Service (VIDEO)

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance Annual Commemorative Service, a major event during the King Week celebration, scheduled for Monday, January 21, will feature keynote speaker the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez , President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), who King Center CEO, Elder Bernice A. King, called "an electrifying orator" and continue reading »

PEW STUDY:Roe v. Wade at 40: Most Oppose Overturning Abortion Decision – Millennials Less Aware

PEW STUDY:Roe v. Wade at 40: Most Oppose Overturning Abortion Decision – Millennials Less Aware

As the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision approaches, the public remains opposed to completely overturning the historic ruling on abortion. A new poll by the Pew Research Center finds that more than six-in-ten (63%) say they would not like to see the court completely overturn the Roe v. Wade decision continue reading »

40,000 Bikers Pay Homage to their Patroness: Our Lady of the Favor in Mexico

40,000 Bikers Pay Homage to their Patroness: Our Lady of the Favor in Mexico

Bikers rode hundreds of kilometers in Mexico to have their motorcycles blessed and to pay homage to the Our Lady of the Favor, whom they consider their patroness. continue reading »

Pope Benedict To Tweet in Latin to Nearly 4,000 Followers

Pope Benedict To Tweet in Latin to Nearly 4,000 Followers

Pope Benedict XVI now has 3,730 followers on his Twitter account in Latin, two days ahead of his scheduled inaugural tweet, the Vatican said Friday. continue reading »

Lynching in Guatemala Condemned by Catholic Church

Lynching in Guatemala Condemned by Catholic Church

In Latin America news, the Catholic church of Guatemala has condemned the lynchings in the country, specifically in Puerto Barrios where two thieves were killed continue reading »