After Colombians reject FARC deal, bishops urge prayers for peace

Bogotá, Colombia, Oct 4, 2016 / 03:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After Colombian voters narrowly rejected a peace deal with the FARC rebels on Sunday, the Archbishop of Tunja encouraged the nation's faithful to “continue to pray and work” for peace, since “before all else, it is a gift, a grace of God.”A peace agreement was signed Sept. 26 to end the 52-year conflict between the Colombian government and the Marxist rebel group, but was submitted to a referendum Oct. 2 to … [Read more...]

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101-year-old woman receives First Communion

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct 2, 2016 / 02:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At 101 years old, Doña Penha has seen quite a bit of life. But the centenarian experienced something new on September 28, as she received her First Communion during Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel nursing home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.For those who witnessed the occasion, it was a great testimony to the love of God.“It was a very beautiful moment that showed us that it is never too late to receive the Eucharist, … [Read more...]

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Mexico may be the most dangerous country to be a priest

Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 28, 2016 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With 15  priests killed in the last four years, Mexico is the most dangerous country to exercise priestly ministry in the entire world, Father Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico, said recently.In a report published Sept. 21, the research unit of the Catholic Multimedia Center recorded 14 murders of priests from 2012 to 2016. The death of Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, whose body was … [Read more...]

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For Cardinal Parolin, Colombia’s peace deal the start of ‘a better future’

Cartagena, Colombia, Sep 27, 2016 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin praised the signing of a peace agreement in Colombia on Monday, telling Colombians that a better future is possible, while also stressing that reconciliation is a commitment everyone must make, and which begins with those who have suffered.Cardinal Parolin spoke from Cartagena, where he said Mass Sept. 26 to mark the signing of the peace agreement between the country’s … [Read more...]

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Mexicans flood the capital to defend marriage – with Pope Francis’ blessing

Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 26, 2016 / 02:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Some 400,000 people filled the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to protest the Mexican government’s attempt to redefine marriage as anything but a union between one man and one woman.Juan Dabdoub Giacoman, president of the Mexican Council of the Family, which helped organize the event, told CNA on Sept. 10 that the march was “historic” and an “example of the awakening of Mexico.”“It is a … [Read more...]

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Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 23, 2016 / 11:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country earlier this week.Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, pastor of Janamuato, was taken from the rectory of his parish by unknown persons on Monday, September 19. His whereabouts remain unknown, as does the motive for the kidnapping. His car was also stolen.His abduction occurred on the same … [Read more...]

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Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 23, 2016 / 11:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country earlier this week.Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, pastor of Janamuato, was taken from the rectory of his parish by unknown persons on Monday, September 19. His whereabouts remain unknown, as does the motive for the kidnapping. His car was also stolen.His abduction occurred on the same … [Read more...]

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