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Jun 21, 2017 - 03:01 am .- Pope Francis' decision to elevate Bishop José Gregorio Rosa Chávez is unprecedented: not only is he the first Salvadoran cardinal, he is also the first auxiliary bishop to be given a red biretta.
Jun 19, 2017 - 10:40 am .- The Holy See Press Office announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Chile from January 15 to 18 and Peru from January 18 to 21, 2018.
Jun 2, 2017 - 04:08 pm .- Italian priest and exorcist Fr. Sante Babolin said that “the devil, Satan, exists” and that “evil is not an abstraction,” in response to recent comments from Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus.
May 28, 2017 - 04:09 pm .- Three years ago the Church in Chile launched “Lavandería 21,” a new work inclusion project for people with Downs syndrome, whose results today far exceed what was hoped.
May 22, 2017 - 03:22 pm .- The Mexican Bishops' Conference offered prayers for journalists as they face increased violence in their efforts to uncover truth.
May 21, 2017 - 03:02 am .- The photo of a baby dressed up as the pope at the Fatima Shrine rocked social media during Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Portugal for the centenary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
May 19, 2017 - 01:14 pm .- A nearly 40 year-old murder case was reopened this week to properly prosecute the suspected killer behind the Salvadorian archbishop's martyrdom.
May 18, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Legalized euthanasia must still be fought – and that fight requires a broad argument that can persuade people of all beliefs, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller told a Canadian audience May 15.
May 17, 2017 - 04:12 pm .- The Mexico archdiocese's newspaper Desde la Fe wrote an editorial decrying the “disastrous situation in Mexico” as the country ranks number two in a report on the world's most violent nations.
May 17, 2017 - 06:04 am .- A Mexican priest is in “delicate but stable” condition after being stabbed in the neck Monday evening at Mexico City’s cathedral, according to government and church authorities.
May 15, 2017 - 03:50 pm .- Four representatives from Courage International, Inc. – a Catholic ministry which supports those who experience homosexual inclinations in choosing chastity – participated in the Mexican Bishops’ Conference plenary assembly last month.
May 11, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Garbage dumps have become “a regular place for people to eat” in Venezuela, says a local priest lamenting the nation's increasingly dire economic and political crisis.
May 10, 2017 - 10:04 pm .- A Catholic school district in southern Ontario has responded to complaints after its cancellation of a play about gender identity for elementary students because of age-appropriateness concerns.
May 7, 2017 - 03:28 am .- The Saskatchewan government has said it will seek a temporary exemption to block a judge’s ruling that could force up to 10,000 students out of Catholic schools because they are not Catholic.
May 5, 2017 - 09:04 am .- Following the Cuban bishops' ad limina meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, one of the nation's bishops commented that the island is eagerly awaiting change.
May 3, 2017 - 12:06 am .- In a radio interview for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, a cardinal from Peru discussed the sanctification of work and outlined a typical day in his own life.
May 2, 2017 - 12:35 am .- In the context of their 103rd Full Assembly, the Mexican Bishops Conference released a statement on the suffering on migrants, calling for efforts to fight corruption and promote a dignified life.
Apr 30, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Esmeralda Solís Gonzáles is a young Mexican woman who was crowned last year as a beauty queen in her native town – and now she's joined the Poor Clare Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament.
Apr 28, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Italian priest Sante Babolin said that Satan is behind several recent attacks in various parts of the world against the Virgin Mary, noting that she is a powerful advocate for him during exorcisms.
Apr 27, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Non-Catholic students at Catholic schools in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan will not receive taxpayer funding, a judge ruled last week.

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