Facebook restores blocked Catholic pages without explanation

Denver, Colo., Jul 19, 2017 / 08:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Facebook has restored more than twenty Catholic pages in Portuguese and English that were blocked yesterday for unknown reasons.Between the night of 17 and the morning of July 18, Facebook unpublished at least 25 pages - 21 in Portuguese and 4 in English - without giving an explanation to page administrators.The blocked Catholic pages each had between hundreds of thousands and 6 million followers.Hours after CNA and other media … [Read more...]

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Caracas archdiocese rebukes attack on voters in Venezuela referendum

Caracas, Venezuela, Jul 18, 2017 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas has repudiated Sunday's attack on a referendum in which the vast majority of participants expressed their opposition to the constituent assembly called by President Maduro.The July 16 attack was carried out by armed groups in support of the nation's socialist government.Venezuela's government plans to hold a constituent assembly which would have the authority to write a new … [Read more...]

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Shots fired at people voting outside church in Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela, Jul 17, 2017 / 01:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Armed civilians who support the Venezuelan regime opened fire against a large crowd of protestors who were participating in a symbolic referendum in Caracas on Sunday.The incident forced hundreds to seek refuge inside Our Lady of Mount Carmel church where they stayed until the local archbishop Cardinal Jorje Urosa Savino mediated their safe exit. One person died from gunshot wounds and several others were injured.Swaths of locals … [Read more...]

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Mexican prison massacre may have ‘Saint Death’ ties

Mexico City, Mexico, Jul 14, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The recent massacre of over two dozen prisoners in a central penitentiary in the state of Guerrero, Mexico may have been part of a ritual of the Santa Muerte cult.On July 6, in what was thought to be a quarrel between inmates or an attempted riot, 28 prisoners were murdered inside the Las Cruces jail in Acapulco. Some of the dead were beheaded.Citing documents from state and federal officials, the Mexican newspaper Reforma … [Read more...]

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These youth feed 2000 homeless people every night in Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay, Jul 13, 2017 / 12:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For many people, a warm meal is a way to come together, celebrate, and spend time with friends and family. For homeless people living on the streets of Montevideo, Uruguay, it’s an experience that’s rare. But about 500 young people in the city are working to change that.Every night, especially in wintertime, around 16 groups coming from universities, parishes, and movements in the archdiocese go out to distribute … [Read more...]

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Mexican priest found bound, stabbed to death in his room

Mexico City, Mexico, Jul 6, 2017 / 03:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Authorities are investigating the murder of another Catholic priest in Mexico who was bound and stabbed to death in his room.According to local media, Father Luis López Villa, parish priest of San Isidro Labrador in Mexico State, was found dead in his room shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday.   The suspects, who entered the rectory after breaking into the church, made enough noise to raise the suspicions of neighbors, who … [Read more...]

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Bishop responds: No, abortion isn’t a Canadian ‘core’ value

Ottawa, Canada, Jul 6, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Responding to a Canadian politician who called abortion a central aspect of the country's human rights efforts, a local bishop said the procedure is in fact deeply harmful – especially to women.“While the Catholic Bishops of Canada share your concern for advancing the respect and dignity of women…we feel the need to point out, with all due respect, that your statement above is erroneous, confusing, and … [Read more...]

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