- Apr 21, 2021
The apostolic nuncio to Mexico urged the country’s bishops to “look reality in the eye” as the country’s non-Catholic population increases and Mexicans increasingly identify as nonreligious.
A Mexican bishop announced his intentions to run as a candidate in the country’s upcoming elections, then backtracked — a decision creating confusion and reviving debate in Mexico over the role of priests and pastors in the country’s politics.
Shelters like La 72, run by the Franciscans near the Guatemala border, offer a respite on a dangerous route for migrants to the U.S. border.
The Cerro de Estrella was a barren hilltop of sun-faded grass with three towering but empty wooden crosses on Good Friday, a day when for nearly all of the past 176 years it would have been crowded with multitudes of people witnessing a reenactment of the Passion of Christ.
Migrants riding atop northbound trains break from their trips to refresh at the Jesuit-run day center in this industrial city, about 500 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas.
A young Franciscan friar was shot at one of western Mexico’s most important Catholic sites in what local church officials are calling “an isolated incident.”
Mexico’s bishops have restarted an anti-hunger campaign, saying the pandemic has pushed millions of Mexicans into unemployment and poverty.
The Mexican bishops’ conference announced a month focused on health issues — such as mask use, social distancing and other measures — to reinforce the basics of staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.