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  • Expert sees focus under Francis on Latin American martyrs like Romero

    Expert sees focus under Francis on Latin American martyrs like Romero

    Martyrdom in which a Christian is killed by a non-Christian is usually clear. The Christian is killed by someone because of their faith or because they refuse to renounce their faith. Large numbers of lay catechists, women religious, deacons, and priests were killed in various Latin American countries over the past few decades. In these cases, the people murdering them claimed to be Catholic. Can they still be martyrs?

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  • Up and down Latin America, it’s been a busy week in Catholic news

    Up and down Latin America, it’s been a busy week in Catholic news

    Although the Church in Latin America, just like the rest of the developed world, seems to be losing both numbers and its hold on national affairs steadily with every year that passes, it’s still the most Catholic zone on the global map, and there’s never any shortage of Church happenings “south of the border.” Here’s a round-up of what’s been going on lately in Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil.

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  • The 11 sisters of Siervas are a rock band like ‘nun’ other

    The 11 sisters of Siervas are a rock band like ‘nun’ other

    The Siervas, who come from eight countries and range in age from 20s to 40s, insist they aren’t rock stars. But they certainly act the part when on stage performing to the electric guitar, steady drumbeat and catchy lyrics, uniformly smiling as silver crosses dangle from their necks.

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