- Inés San Martín
- Aug 8, 2020
As part of an effort to resist the legalization of abortion in Pope Francis’s native country, people began wearing a light-blue ribbon or handkerchief as a witness to their support of “both lives,” meaning the mother and the unborn child.
The shrine of Our Lady of Lujan draws more than 5 million pilgrims a year.
Maybe it’s no surprise Pope Francis made an unconventional choice as his de facto mouthpiece back home in Argentina – an Evangelical pastor named Marcelo Figueroa.
On Monday begins the trial against two priests and a layman who worked at a Catholic school for youth with hearing disabilities and who allegedly abused several of their students. On Friday, the local archdiocese released a statement saying that they too want “truth and justice.”
Archbishop Marcelo Colombo of the northern city of Mendoza and vice president of the national bishops’ conference, believes that the Catholic Church can be a “bridge” encouraging dialogue among society’s different spheres.
Read in English Nota del editor: Esta es el primero de una serie de artículos sobre los “sacerdotes villeros,” un grupo de cerca de 40 sacerdotes que viven y trabajan en los barrios carenciados de Buenos Aires, explorando su trabajo, sus pensamientos y la realidad de las personas que viven
‘Peronism’ has left an indelible mark in Argentina’s thought, “which is hard to comprehend outside of the country because it’s neither left- nor right-leaning politics,” according a slum priest working in Buenos Aires.
In the slums of Buenos Aires, the parish continues to be the place where people not only receive the sacraments, but also where they look for help.