Venezuela’s crisis demands a timetable for elections, bishops exhort

Caracas, Venezuela, Jan 18, 2017 / 11:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Venezuela have urged that elections take place in the country in a timely manner, in light of the crisis of hyperinflation and chronic shortages of goods facing their nation.“The country requires a plan for elections, just as was agreed upon during the round-table discussions,” the Venezuelan bishops' conference said in a Jan. 13 pastoral exhortation “Jesus Christ, the Light and the Way for … [Read more...]

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From addiction to ordination: a homeless man’s journey to priesthood

Montreal, Canada, Jan 17, 2017 / 03:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Claude Paradis was impoverished and homeless, living on the streets of Montreal, Canada. He struggled with addiction to both alcohol and drugs, with a future so bleak, he considered ending his own life.He did not end his life, however, and today he is a priest who dedicates his time to serving the physical and spiritual needs of those trapped in poverty, prison and prostitution. “The street brought me to the Church and … [Read more...]

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Missing priest in Mexico found dead

Saltillo, Mexico, Jan 13, 2017 / 01:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The body of Father Joaquín Hernández Sifuentes, a priest in northern Mexico who had been missing since Jan. 3, was found on Thursday, his diocese announced.“We confirm with profound sadness that our brother Joaquín Hernández Sifuentes, a diocesan priest for whom we tirelessly searched, with the great hope of finding him alive, has gone on to the house of the eternal Father. This afternoon the … [Read more...]

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Mexico’s bishops call on authorities to find missing priest

Saltillo, Mexico, Jan 12, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Mexican bishops' conference on Tuesday asked authorities to provide more information on the disappearance of Father Joaquín Hernández Sifuentes of the Diocese of Saltillo.The bishops called upon the competent authorities Jan. 10 to “provide more information to civil society and the entire ecclesial community on the events that led to his disappearance, so they can  collaborate with their search and so … [Read more...]

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Mexico’s bishops call on authorities to find missing priest

Saltillo, Mexico, Jan 12, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Mexican bishops' conference on Tuesday asked authorities to provide more information on the disappearance of Father Joaquín Hernández Sifuentes of the Diocese of Saltillo.The bishops called upon the competent authorities Jan. 10 to “provide more information to civil society and the entire ecclesial community on the events that led to his disappearance, so they can  collaborate with their search and so … [Read more...]

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Mexico’s bishops call on authorities to find missing priest

Saltillo, Mexico, Jan 12, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Mexican bishops' conference on Tuesday asked authorities to provide more information on the disappearance of Father Joaquín Hernández Sifuentes of the Diocese of Saltillo.The bishops called upon the competent authorities Jan. 10 to “provide more information to civil society and the entire ecclesial community on the events that led to his disappearance, so they can  collaborate with their search and so … [Read more...]

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Mexico’s bishops call on authorities to find missing priest

Saltillo, Mexico, Jan 12, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Mexican bishops' conference on Tuesday asked authorities to provide more information on the disappearance of Father Joaquín Hernández Sifuentes of the Diocese of Saltillo.The bishops called upon the competent authorities Jan. 10 to “provide more information to civil society and the entire ecclesial community on the events that led to his disappearance, so they can  collaborate with their search and so … [Read more...]

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