Demonstrators burned two Catholic churches in Chile, where gatherings to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests against inequality descended into chaos.
A Catholic priest was found dead in El Salvador on Aug. 7, the most recent in a pattern of Salvadoran clergy killings over the past half century.
The Black Lives Matter movement is an opportunity for Latino Catholics to express solidarity. “Tu lucha es mi lucha,” or "your struggle is my struggle,” write Adrienne Alexander and Michael N. Okińczyc-Cruz.
About 30 families at Sagrado Corazon have had members infected by the virus, Father David Ramirez said. There also have been families at St. Luke Church in Smyrna and St. John Vianney Church in Gallatin that have been directly affected by the virus.
The statue of St. Junipero Serra is the latest to be either defaced or forcibly removed by people protesting against monuments that depict the country's colonial and racist past.
New ministries are trying to help Latino L.G.B.T. Catholics and their families understand each other by working at the intersection of faith, culture and sexuality, reports J.D. Long-García. The first step is talking openly and honestly.