- Oct 30, 2020
Father Eckar Rolón does not expect his workload to evaporate Oct. 15 when his small landlocked country, Paraguay, reopens its borders with neighboring Argentina and Brazil after seven months.
SANTA FE, Argentina – Known for his advocacy on the care of the planet, Pope Francis on Sunday was at it again, expressing his closeness to those in the United States and South America who’re suffering from the devastation of natural and man-caused fires. His words echo pleas made by
Last week, during a clash between a guerrilla movement in Paraguay and the military, two girls from Argentina were killed by government forces, leading to the Catholic Church released a statement condemning the use of children as “cannon fodder” for criminal activities.
Public liturgies were suspended throughout most of Latin America in March to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, and ever since there have been campaigns to “bring back the Mass,” and discussions between bishops conferences and governments to see if churches – and other houses of prayer – can be opened.
After a video of the faithful asking the bishops to “give us back the Mass” after public liturgical celebrations were suspended to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, several Argentine prelates answered with one saying that they found the campaign to be “noise.”
A Spanish-born Jesuit who dedicated his life to the study of Paraguay’s Guarani people died one day shy of his 87th birthday.