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Celebrating The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Celebrating The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today is the feast of the Patroness for millions of Mexican and Mexican-Americans, Our Lady of Guadalupe, who appeared to the humble St. Juan Diego in 1531 on the hill of Tepeyac near Mexico City. continue reading »

Vatican to Host Conference on Church in America

Vatican to Host Conference on Church in America

The history and future of the Church in America will be the topic of a conference held at the Vatican next week, co-sponsored by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Knights of Columbus, with assistance from the Institute for Guadalupan Studies in Mexico City. continue reading »

Bishops of Central American Region Meeting in Panama

Bishops of Central American Region Meeting in Panama

Since Monday, November 26, 60 Bishops of the Central American region have been in Panama for the 2012 General Assembly of the Bishops' Secretariat of Central America (SEDAC). continue reading »

Pope Benedict Elevates Six to Become Cardinals Including Ruben Salazar Gomez, Archbishop of Bogota

Pope Benedict Elevates Six to Become Cardinals Including Ruben Salazar Gomez, Archbishop of Bogota

This morning in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall the Holy Father received the new cardinals created in the consistory of Saturday November 24, and their families. continue reading »

Queen Sofia of Spain Presents Ibero-American Poetry Award to Ernesto Cardenal

Queen Sofia of Spain Presents Ibero-American Poetry Award to Ernesto Cardenal

"Poetry is everything, including the Creator of everything. Poetry is God," said Ernesto Cardenal on Thursday after receiving from the hands of Spain's queen the Queen Sofia Ibero-American Poetry Award continue reading »

U.S. Bishops Call for Immigration Reform in 2013

U.S. Bishops Call for Immigration Reform in 2013

The Archbishop of Los Angeles, His Exc. Mgr. Jose Gomez, who chairs the Committee on Migration of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the United States of America (USCCB), urged re-elected President Barack Obama and Congress to make an immigration reform in 2013. continue reading »

Police Chiefs Sons Held in Murder of 6 at Mexico Wedding

Police Chiefs Sons Held in Murder of 6 at Mexico Wedding

At least six people were killed and two others were wounded by gunfire during and after a wedding party in the western Mexican town of Salvador Escalante, officials said. The sons of the town's police chief have been detained in the killings, according to local media, while officials said three people wounded at the scene were finished off while being taken to a hospital. continue reading »

Archaelogists Find Floor Scorched by Ancient People Frightened by Eclipse

Archaelogists Find Floor Scorched by Ancient People Frightened by Eclipse

During the excavations in PaƱhu, an archaeological zone in the municipality of Tecozautla, Hidalgo which will soon be open to the public, archaeologists found a burned stucco floor. continue reading »

Pope Names Victor Rodriguez Gomez Bishop of Valle de Chalco, Mexico

Pope Names Victor Rodriguez Gomez Bishop of Valle de Chalco, Mexico

Pope Benedict XVI has named Victor Rene Rodriguez Gomez to be the bishop of Valle de Chalco, Mexico, the Vatican said Thursday. continue reading »

Welcome to News from the Pews

Welcome to our new News from the Pews blog. continue reading »