Latin America

Margaret Swedish December 02, 2020
The four churchwomen chose to stay and to suffer, as St. Romero had once said, “the same fate as the poor.”
December 01, 2020
The passionate reaction to Maradona’s death was a sign of his transcendence and quasi-religious appeal.
A large sanctuary with reddish brown pews is empty, from the distance, Mexican Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes can be seen standing on a white square platform at the end of the pews, preaching to the empty space. A large organ and array of flag are on the wall behind the altar.
Mexican church and civic officials have canceled public feast celebrations for Mexico’s patroness at her shrine in Mexico City due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Matheus Vianna and Gabriel Terron pose before a relic of Carlo Acutis in 2015. Photo courtesy of St. Sebastian's church in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Filipe Domingues November 20, 2020
Informally called “patron of the internet” for having published stories of Eucharistic miracles online, Blessed Carlo Acutis is now admired by thousands of Brazilians, young and old.
A firefighter carries a baby rescued along with her mother from an area affected by mudslides in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, Nov. 7, 2020, caused by the remains of Hurricane Eta. (CNS photo/Luis Echeverria, Reuters)
Jackie McVicar November 16, 2020
Guatemala’s vulnerability is natural disasters is compounded by climate change and historical inequities in land distribution—the poorest live in the most dangerous locations where many are threatened by mudslides.
Jeremy Zipple November 02, 2020
During my first half-decade as a priest, I buried a total of three people. In the last two years here in Belize, that number is well over a hundred—and it has reminded me of love’s eternalness.