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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceDecember 30, 2020
Argentina has legalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
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.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceNovember 25, 2020
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.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 29, 2020
"Pandemics and disasters are like springtime for phony priests," said Rodolfo Soriano-Núñez, a sociologist who studies the Mexican church.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 15, 2020
In a Sept. 11 ruling, former Col. Inocente Orlando Montano, 77, was found to have planned and ordered the murders of the five Jesuits priests — all Spanish nationals — Nov. 16, 1989, at their residence on the Central American University campus.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 11, 2020
A court in Spain on Friday sentenced a former Salvadoran colonel to 133 years in prison for the slaying of six Spanish priests in El Salvador more than three decades ago.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 09, 2020
Sister Norma Pimentel says that migrants that come for help ask for safety as well as sustenance.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 02, 2020
The attack on a pacifist community during prayer and the sheer cruelty -- with the assailants chasing victims through a cloud forest for hours and not even sparing four pregnant women -- highlighted the struggles of Indigenous communities in Chiapas.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceAugust 24, 2020
Many parishes lack resources, having not received money in the collection basket because of suspended services.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceAugust 20, 2020
Catholic church authorities are demanding an investigation into one of Mexico's most notorious crimes: the murder a decade ago of 72 migrants by drug cartel gunmen.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJuly 17, 2020
A tireless promoter of missionary work, Italian-born Bishop Eugenio Scarpellini of El Alto, Bolivia devoted his life to the people of his adopted country.