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Holy Cow! Catholic Burger Topped Off with Communion Wafers Being Offered in Chicago

Holy Cow! Catholic Burger Topped Off with Communion Wafers Being Offered in Chicago

A local Chicago restaurant is offering what is believed to be the first ever ‘Catholic’ hamburger and not with permission from the Vatican. continue reading »

SURVEY:  Latino’s Shifting Religious Affiliations

SURVEY:  Latino’s Shifting Religious Affiliations

A recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) showed the shifting religious identifies of Latinos and Hispanics. continue reading »

Two Popes Including John Paul II to be Made Saints in 2014

Two Popes Including John Paul II to be Made Saints in 2014

Popes John Paul II (1920-2005) and John XXIII (1881-1963) will be canonized on April 27, Pope Francis announced Monday. continue reading »

Pope Francis Meets with President Porfiiro Lobo Sosa of Honduras

Pope Francis Meets with President Porfiiro Lobo Sosa of Honduras

This morning in the Vatican Pope Francis met privately with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa. This is one in a series of audiences the Pope has had with Latin American leaders. continue reading »

Argentina Beatifies “Gaucho Priest” Father Jose Gabriel Brochero

Argentina Beatifies “Gaucho Priest” Father Jose Gabriel Brochero

This weekend Argentina’s Catholic Church beatified Father Jose Gabriel Brochero known as the “gaucho priest” who along with his mule brought the word of God to the people of the pampas. continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Border Bishops Urge Lawmakers to Pass Immigration Reform

U.S. and Mexico Border Bishops Urge Lawmakers to Pass Immigration Reform

The Catholic bishops of U.S. and Mexico border dioceses have just concluded their bi-annual meeting and issued a statement of concern around the issue of deportation and how its affects families. continue reading »

Movie on Life of Pope Francis Coming to a Theater Soon

Movie on Life of Pope Francis Coming to a Theater Soon

Renown Argentine director Alejandro Agresti is working on a film that tells the life story of Pope Francis I. The movie “Historia de Un Cura” (“Story of a Priest”) according to Variety will tell the story of Jorge Bergoglio’s early years in Argentine to his days as archbishop of the city until his role as the first Latin American pope. continue reading »

What You Will Hear in Your Sunday Sermon:  Pass Immigration Reform NOW

What You Will Hear in Your Sunday Sermon:  Pass Immigration Reform NOW

Today’s Sunday sermon across pulpits in the United States will focus on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform. The Catholic Church through it’s U.S. Conference on Catholic Bishops is making its support for immigration reform known through its thousands of U.S. churches. continue reading »

Pope Francis Discuss Inequality, Poverty with Bolivian President

Pope Francis Discuss Inequality, Poverty with Bolivian President

Pope Francis and Bolivian President Evo Morales discussed in the Vatican City the importance of the fight against social inequalities and poverty, the Vatican said in a statement. continue reading »

Papal Nuncio, Ordained by Pope John II, Removed from Dominican Republican Amidst Pedophile Claims

Papal Nuncio, Ordained by Pope John II, Removed from Dominican Republican Amidst Pedophile Claims

The Vatican has removed and ordered back to Rome the papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Josef Wesolowski. continue reading »

Argentine Rape Victim Receives Surprise Call from Pope Francis

Argentine Rape Victim Receives Surprise Call from Pope Francis

There is yet another reason why the first Latin American pope, Pope Francis, is often referred to as the people’s pope. continue reading »

Argentina’s Two Most Famous People Meet:  Pope Francis and Lionel Messi Together

Argentina’s Two Most Famous People Meet:  Pope Francis and Lionel Messi Together

The two most famous Argentines alive met here Tuesday as Pope Francis granted a special audience to striker Leo Messi and the other members of the Argentina and Italy national soccer teams on the eve of a friendly to honor the first Latin American pontiff. continue reading »

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Francis George has pulled funding from a coalition of immigration groups that support same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to a Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) statement released last week. continue reading »

Religious Pilgrimage Bus Plunges into Ravine Near Mexico City, Killing 8

Religious Pilgrimage Bus Plunges into Ravine Near Mexico City, Killing 8

Eight people were killed and 30 others hurt when their bus plunged into a ravine in central Mexico, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Pope Francis Speaks Out on Gays in Church - “Who am I to Judge?”

Pope Francis Speaks Out on Gays in Church - “Who am I to Judge?”

Pope Francis said that he does not judge gays and that they should be integrated into society, but made it clear that the priesthood remains closed to women. continue reading »