Latin America hopes to have greater voice in picking the pope

From the Los Angeles Times:  Next month, 19 cardinals from Latin America will be among the 117 from around the world expected to be eligible to participate in the secret meetings to choose a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI. And though the chances for a Latin American pope being elected are a long shot, regional leaders [Read More...]

More people plan to live it up on the Day of the Dead

A popular holiday  is gaining a foothold in the United States. Details: Growing up in South Texas, Kiko Torres saw the Day of the Dead as an obscure holiday celebrated in southern Mexico. Few people dared to discuss it in his small but strong Catholic, Mexican-American community. Still, Torres said he became fascinated by Day [Read More...]

Exodus: millions of Mexicans no longer Catholic

The statistics are troubling — and point to a growing number of Protestants in Mexico, according to this report: More than 1,000 Mexicans left the Catholic Church every day over the last decade, adding up to some 4 million fallen-away Catholics between 2000 and 2010, sociologist and historian Roberto Blancarte told Efe. Blancarte, one of [Read More...]