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Mexico to Have a New Saint - “Mother Lupita” García Zavala

Mexico to Have a New Saint - “Mother Lupita” García Zavala

This morning at 11:00am in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Benedict presided over an ordinary public consistory for the canonization of the blessed that included Mexico’s Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala continue reading »

The Concave to Elect New Pope Has 19 Latin American Cardinals

The Concave to Elect New Pope Has 19 Latin American Cardinals

The conclave to elect the successor of Benedict XVI will be regulated by the "Ordo Rituum Conclavis" established by John Paul II's apostolic constitution "Universi Dominici Gregis", para. 27. The Cardinal Camerlengo, who has a fundamental role during the Sede Vacante period, is Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, appointed by Benedict XVI on 4 April 2007. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Resigns at End of Month Cites “Advanced Age”

Pope Benedict Resigns at End of Month Cites “Advanced Age”

Pope Benedict XVI is resigning at the end of this month due to his "advanced age," the Vatican said Monday. continue reading »

ACLU Urges Ohio School to Remove Jesus Portrait

ACLU Urges Ohio School to Remove Jesus Portrait

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a federal lawsuit against Jackson Middle School, stating that their display of a portrait of Jesus Christ is unconstitutional. continue reading »

Statement on Immigration ReformChristian Churches Together in the U.S.A.

Statement on Immigration ReformChristian Churches Together in the U.S.A.

Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A., representing the breadth of Christian churches and denominations in the U.S., gathered in Austin, Texas, for its annual meeting to focus on the challenge of immigration reform. We heard from “dreamers,” a variety of immigrants and experts on immigration issues continue reading »

Bolivia Unveils World’s Largest Virgin Mary Statue

Bolivia Unveils World’s Largest Virgin Mary Statue

The largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world, dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, was inaugurated at a Feb. 1 ceremony in the city of Oruro, Bolivia. continue reading »

Colombian Priest Killed by Unknown Gunmen While on Vacation

Colombian Priest Killed by Unknown Gunmen While on Vacation

A Colombian priest on vacation was shot to death by unknown gunmen in Norte de Santander province, which borders on Venezuela, police said Sunday. continue reading »

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 »