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Members of Coro y Orquesta Misional San Xavier perform the opera “San Francisco Xavier” at the Church of San Xavier in the town of San Javier, Bolivia, on April 23. 2024.
Arts & CultureMusic
Phillip Alcon Ganir, S.J.
The opera ‘San Xavier’ provides a glimpse of how Jesuits evangelized with music—a key dimension of the 1986 film “The Mission.”
The first 100 percent Brazilian oil platform, the P-51 produces about 180 thousand barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of gas per day when operating at full load. Photo courtesy of Divulgação Petrobras / ABr (Wikicommons)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Filipe Domingues
The most controversial blocks for exploration are located offshore at the mouth of the Amazon River basin. Petrobras, a government-controlled oil company, is pushing to begin preliminary drilling in search of new oil reserves.
Politics & SocietyFaith
María Teresa Hernández - Associated Press
Presidential front-runner and governing party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum hesitantly met with representatives from the Mexican bishops’ conference.
David Agren - OSV News
Archbishop Gabriel Mestre of La Plata has resigned unexpectedly after only eight months in the Argentine archdiocese previously headed by Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.
People pick through discarded produce at the central market for fruit and vegetables in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Lucien Chauvin
Argentina has been in a state of economic upheaval for years with two constants—a continuous increase in poverty and corresponding efforts by the Catholic Church to respond to that need.
Arts & CultureExplainer
Aleja Hertzler-McCain - Religion News Service
‘The Sound of Silence’ version of the ‘Our Father’ has been widespread throughout Latin America and U.S. Latino communities for the last few decades.