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Second priest murdered in Mexico in less than a week

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Guadalajara, Mexico, Apr 23, 2018 / 03:30 pm (ACI Prensa).- The reported murder of a priest in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Friday marks the second killing of a priest in less than a week in the country. Fr. Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia, 33, was shot to death the afternoon of April 20 inside Saint Pio of […]

Priest murdered in Mexico amid continuing wave of violence

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Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 20, 2018 / 03:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli, México, was stabbed to death inside a church Wednesday, local reports said. The death of Fr. Rubén Alcántara Díaz, judicial vicar of the diocese, makes 22 priests who have been murdered since 2012, the Catholic […]

In Haiti, Catholic Relief Services builds hospital to last

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Apr 19, 2018 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The tremor lasted less than a minute. Dr. Jude Banatte’s car was shaking, and then it was not. Banatte assumed he was driving too fast as he made his way home from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince that day in January 2010. He slowed down. […]

They were going to get married. Now he’s a priest and she’s a sister

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 12, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Before discovering their vocations, Fr. Javier Olivera and Sister Marie de la Sagesse were engaged and planning their wedding. God had other plans. Speaking to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language sister agency, Fr. Olivera said that they both grew up in Catholic families and that […]

Bishops freeze funding as Canadian Catholic charity comes under fire

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Toronto, Canada, Apr 12, 2018 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Toronto is joining other Canadian dioceses withholding funds from the international development agency sponsored by the Canadian bishops’ conference. The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) is an overseas development agency sponsored by the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops. A […]

Pope Francis admits ‘serious mistakes’ in Chile sex abuse case

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Vatican City, Apr 11, 2018 / 01:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a letter addressed to Chile’s bishops, Pope Francis admitted to making “serious mistakes” in handling the nation’s massive sex abuse crisis and asked for forgiveness. The pope summoned Chile’s bishops to Rome to address the issue, and invited victims to meet with him as […]

Cardinal calls for consecration of Mexico to Immaculate Heart of Mary

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Guadalajara, Mexico, Apr 10, 2018 / 03:27 pm (ACI Prensa).- Facing violence, poverty and corruption, Mexico should be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, said Archbishop Emeritus Juan Sandoval Íñiguez of Guadalajara. “In face of the tribulations our country is currently going through, and the need we have for a good government, a suggestion […]

Argentina abortion bill gains momentum in Congress

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 4, 2018 / 03:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent push to decriminalize abortion, Argentina’s Congress is considering a bill that would give women legal access to abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The proposed measure would grant women full access to legal abortions throughout the first 14 weeks […]

Priest murdered during Holy Week in El Salvador

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San Salvador, El Salvador, Apr 3, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Walter Osmir Vásquez Jiménez was shot and killed the afternoon of March 29, Holy Thursday, on a dirt road outside of the town of Lolotique, El Salvador, as he was on his way to celebrate Mass. The Archdiocese of San Salvador released […]