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20,000 People Attend the Beatification Ceremony of Civil War Martyrs

20,000 People Attend the Beatification Ceremony of Civil War Martyrs

More than 20,000 people on Sunday in the northeastern Spanish city of Tarragona attended the largest beatification ceremony in history where 522 of the faithful killed during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War were so honored. continue reading »

STUDY:  29.7 Million Latinos are Catholic and Overwhelming Majority Not Born in U.S.

STUDY:  29.7 Million Latinos are Catholic and Overwhelming Majority Not Born in U.S.

A new study by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has found that in the U.S. 34 percent of all Catholics are Latino or Hispanic. Some 29.7 million residents who self-identify as Hispanic/Latino are estimated to be Catholic, representing about 59 percent of the 50.5 million Latinos living in the U.S. continue reading »

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 »