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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 »

Bishops from Mexico Gather for 95th Plenary Assembly

Bishops from Mexico Gather for 95th Plenary Assembly

The 95th Plenary Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Mexico begins today, Monday, April 8 under the theme "The challenges of the Church in Mexico in these next 3 years." continue reading »

U.S. Catholic Bishops Award $3.1 Million to Pastoral Work in Latin America

U.S. Catholic Bishops Award $3.1 Million to Pastoral Work in Latin America

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America approved funding for 132 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, worth over $3.1 million, to aid pastoral work in that region. The funds also will allow young people to attend World Youth Day (WYD) in Brazil, July 23-28. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Son of Mega-Church Pastor Rick Warren Commits Suicide

JUST IN:  Son of Mega-Church Pastor Rick Warren Commits Suicide

Mega-church Pastor Rick Warren issued a family statement that their youngest son, Matthew, committed suicide at his home. The 27-year-old according to family members struggled with mental illness most of his life. continue reading »

Spanish P.M. is First European Head of Gov’t to be Received by Pope Francis

Spanish P.M. is First European Head of Gov’t to be Received by Pope Francis

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will travel to Rome on April 15 to be received in the Vatican by Pope Francis, government officials told Efe. continue reading »

Rev. Angel Armando Perez Sentenced for Sexually Abusing 12-year-old During ‘Sleepover’

Rev. Angel Armando Perez Sentenced for Sexually Abusing 12-year-old During ‘Sleepover’

A Mexican priest working in a Portland, Oregon church has been sentenced to 6-years in prison for sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy during ‘sleepovers’. continue reading »

Pope Francis Calls for Peace at First Easter Mass

Pope Francis Calls for Peace at First Easter Mass

Pope Francis called on Easter Sunday for peace in a world "still divided by greed looking for easy gain, wounded by the selfishness which threatens human life and the family, selfishness that continues in human trafficking, the most extensive form of slavery in this twenty-first century." continue reading »

Venezuela Celebrates Easter by Remembering Their Own “Son of God”

Venezuela Celebrates Easter by Remembering Their Own “Son of God”

Interim Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro compared Jesus' disciples reaction to his death to the country's reaction to its own "Son of God", former President Hugo Chavez dying. continue reading »

Pope Francis Washes the Feet of Teens at Juvenile Jail

Pope Francis Washes the Feet of Teens at Juvenile Jail

Pope Francis I went to Rome's Casal del Marmo juvenile detention center on Thursday to share the Mass of the Lord's Supper with the inmates and during which he washed the feet of 12 teenagers housed there. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Celebrates Pope Francis With Giant Photograph

Buenos Aires Celebrates Pope Francis With Giant Photograph

The municipal government of Buenos Aires on Thursday placed a gigantic photograph of Pope Francis on the facade of one of its buildings in homage to the man who was archbishop of Buenos Aires prior to his March 13 election as pontiff. continue reading »

University Apologizes for Forcing Students to Stomp on Papers with ‘Jesus’ Written on Them

University Apologizes for Forcing Students to Stomp on Papers with ‘Jesus’ Written on Them

Spokespeople for Florida Atlantic University issued an apology Wednesday for an incident in which students were instructed to stomp on papers which had ‘Jesus’ written on them. continue reading »

Thousands Gather for Pope Francis’s First Public Audience

Thousands Gather for Pope Francis’s First Public Audience

Pope Francis entered St. Peter's Square in the popemobile on Wednesday to hold the first public audience of his pontificate, which several thousand people from all over the world attended. continue reading »

Argentina Inaugurates “Papa Francisco” Avenue in City of La Plata

Argentina Inaugurates “Papa Francisco” Avenue in City of La Plata

Argentina has named an avenue in the city of La Plata "Papa Francisco" to honor the Argentine native and first Latin American pope. Buenos Aires is also considering naming several streets after Pope Francisco I. continue reading »