Mexican bishops call on new government to address nation’s needs

Mexico City, Mexico, Jul 3, 2012 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bishops’ Conference of Mexico congratulated the nation for holding peaceful elections on July 1 and urged the new government of Enrique Pena Nieto to address the needs of the Mexican people. In their message – signed by conference president Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes and secretary general Bishop Victor Rene Rodriguez Gomez – the bishops congratulated the winners of the election and praised the losing … [Read more...]

Archbishop urges honesty among Argentina’s leaders

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 28, 2012 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina warned that society is gravely harmed when those in positions of authority engage in lying. “St. Thomas Aquinas taught that people could not live together without mutual trust and without living in the truth,” Archbishop Aguer said in his program Keys to a Better World.   “In other words, lying, when done on a massive scale and when done by somebody in a … [Read more...]

49ers head coach describes joy of Peru mission work

Piura, Peru, Jun 26, 2012 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It's not every day that children in Piura, Peru, learn to play American football from the coach of a National Football League team. Jim Harbaugh, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, told CNA that impromptu lessons with the kids during a recent eight-day trip to the town brought him joy. Harbaugh was one of several U.S. volunteers who traveled in June to Piura – a small town nearly 600 miles north of Lima – to … [Read more...]

Argentinean press says bishop resigns after admitting relationship

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 25, 2012 / 04:04 pm (CNA).- Reports are surfacing in the Argentinean media that Bishop Fernando Maria Bargallo of Merlo-Moreno has submitted his resignation after acknowledging a romantic relationship with a woman. Although no official announcement has been made, local newspapers such as Clarin cite Church sources who say Bishop Bargallo admitted to the priests of his diocese that he was involved in an inappropriate relationship.   Last week, photos … [Read more...]

Paraguay’s senate impeaches President Fernando Lugo

AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay, Jun 25, 2012 / 12:04 pm (CNA).- On June 22, President Fernando Lugo of Paraguay was impeached by the country's senate for “poor performance of duties,” after recent clashes between police and farmers left 17 people dead. Six police officers and eleven farmers died in the clashes took place on June 15 when police attempted to expel farmers from a piece of land in northeastern Paraguay. The country’s interior minister, Carlos Filizzola, and national … [Read more...]

Paraguay’s senate impeaches President Fernando Lugo

AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay, Jun 25, 2012 / 12:04 pm (CNA).- On June 22, President Fernando Lugo of Paraguay was impeached by the country's senate for “poor performance of duties,” after recent clashes between police and farmers left 17 people dead. Six police officers and eleven farmers died in the clashes took place on June 15 when police attempted to expel farmers from a piece of land in northeastern Paraguay. The country’s interior minister, Carlos Filizzola, and national … [Read more...]

International community rejects abortion language at UN conference

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jun 23, 2012 / 07:04 am (CNA).- Countries worldwide joined together to prevent language supporting abortion and population control from being included in an international document produced at a recent U.N. gathering. By maintaining the correct focus, the international community can commit itself to “the pursuit of a more integral development which corresponds to the dignity of every human being,” said Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer. Cardinal Scherer … [Read more...]


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