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New group formed to oppose abortion in Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 9, 2018 / 12:42 am (ACI Prensa).- The new umbrella group Suma de Actores Sociales (United Social Actors) is calling citizens to stand up against efforts by president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to legalize abortion, euthanasia and marijuana. SUMAS was launched November 6 in Mexico City and unites 700 organizations from […]

Thousands march in support of life, family in El Salvador

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San Salvador, El Salvador, Nov 7, 2018 / 04:13 pm (ACI Prensa).- Thousands participated Nov. 3 in the “Family is Life” march in San Salvador, calling on authorities to end efforts to legalize abortion and implement gender ideology in schools. The march, which organizers estimated drew around 5,000 people belonging to 70 organizations, began at […]

Karadima victims file complaint against Cardinal Errázuriz

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Santiago, Chile, Nov 1, 2018 / 03:29 pm (ACI Prensa).- Three victims of former Chilean priest Fernando Karadima filed a complaint last week against Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, accusing him of perjury in the civil suit for compensation for damages filed against the Archdiocese of Santiago. The complaint was filed in a Santiago court […]

Newly beatified Guatemalans exemplified courage, cardinal says

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Guatemala City, Guatemala, Oct 30, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Presiding at a Mass for the beatification of martyrs Fr. Tullio Maruzzo and Luis Obdulio Arroyo Navarro, a Vatican official prayed that “their martyrdom would inspire in everyone courageous Christian witness, a consistent life and boundless commitment to others.” Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Prefect for […]

Mexican bishop: God will reward those helping migrant caravan

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Tapachula, Mexico, Oct 26, 2018 / 02:41 pm (CNA).- Bishop Jaime Calderón Calderón of Tapachula, Mexico praised the generosity of lay people and priests aiding migrants in his diocese. “I am deeply grateful to my brother priests and all those people from our parishes who have gone far beyond their means to be able to […]

Mexican legislators introduce bills to legalize abortion

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Mexico City, Mexico, Oct 26, 2018 / 10:07 am (CNA).- Two Mexican legislators introduced this week proposals seeking to legalize abortion throughout the country. Abortion is a crime in Mexico on the federal level, permitted only in cases of rape. In Mexico City, the country’s capital, the procedure was decriminalized in 2007, it can be […]

Arrest warrant issued for alleged killer of Saint Oscar Romero

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San Salvador, El Salvador, Oct 24, 2018 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- A court in San Salvador issued an arrest warrant for the man suspected of the March 24, 1980 killing of Saint Oscar Romero, who was canonized this month by Pope Francis. The suspect is Álvaro Rafael Saravia, a 78 year old former army officer. […]

Two pastors reinstated in Chile after abuse investigation

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Rancagua, Chile, Oct 23, 2018 / 03:50 pm (ACI Prensa).- The Diocese of Rancagua announced it has restored two priests to ministry who were accused of sexual abuse after the investigations showed that the incidents reported against them “are not credible.” The two priests are Aquiles Correa Reyes and Gino Bonomo Ugarte, both accused of […]

Chilean court denies media report of verdict in Karadima lawsuit

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Santiago, Chile, Oct 22, 2018 / 03:32 pm (CNA).- The president of an appeals court in Chile has denied reports that the court will order the Archdiocese of Santiago to pay some $650,000 to three victims of a laicized priest at the center of the sexual abuse scandal in that country. “There is no ruling, […]

Legal pot will have ‘disastrous effects,’ Canadian bishops say

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Ottawa, Canada, Oct 17, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Canada’s bishops reiterated their opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana Wednesday, the same day that legal marijuana sales began across the country. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops underlined “the ethical problems involved with the recreational use and abuse of this drug” in an Oct. […]