- Feb 25, 2020
For the adults with disabilities who are the core members of L’Arche, news that Jean Vanier sexually abused six women over a 35-year period hit particularly hard.
The Brazilian bishops’ conference has established a commission to assist dioceses and prelatures in areas where mining operations are harming communities and the environment.
Mexico’s bishops called for action after a spate of slayings of women and girls — crimes known as femicide — that have provoked anger and protests, but also highlighted the country’s machismo culture and deep-seated problems such as impunity.
In a video message sent to an abuse prevention formation center in Mexico, Pope Francis condemned the fact there are people willing to hire a hit man to stop abuse prevention and child protection.
As Portuguese Catholic colonists brought African slaves to Brazil, the enslaved men and women developed syncretic blends of their traditional religions with Catholicism, now practiced by about a tiny minority of Brazilians.
As Afro-Brazilian Catholic activists struggle to promote their culture and increase participation of black people in high-ranking positions in the Brazilian Church and society, the search of a new dialogue with the hierarchy on the agenda.