- Dec 11, 2019
The Diocese of Cuernavaca has suspended evening Masses due to insecurity in the city and surrounding state of Morelos, a reflection of the violence raging in parts of Mexico and its impact on the Catholic Church.
At the close of their annual general assembly, the Central American bishops criticized Mexico’s new anti-immigration policies and rose to Pope Francis’s defense amid what they said have been false and hostile attacks following the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.
Despite many moments of what she called “spiritual darkness,” Maria today is strong in her faith. She told Crux that she saw it as a “gift from the crucified Christ” revealed to her “in innumerable spiritual experiences that the pain of flagellation is the same pain he felt each time I was abused.”
Father Daniel Portillo talks about the conference that just ended in Mexico City and where the Church in Latin America needs to go when it comes to the sex abuse crisis.
Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers’ first encounter.
“We bishops need to acknowledge the mistakes of the past: we weren’t conscious of the seriousness of the issue, and the solutions we gave weren’t the right ones,” said Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera, of Monterrey, president of the Mexican bishops’ conference.