Category Archives: South America

After US sex abuse scandals, an accused priest rises again in Paraguay

CIUDAD DEL ESTE, Paraguay — A hush falls across the church, broken only by the rhythmic swish of the censer as it bestows acrid incense across the faces of the congregation. A gaggle of monks in brown habits, their heads … Continue reading

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Panama: The Priest in the Protest

“In February 2012, the Panamanian police used a military-style crackdown on a road blockade organized by Ngäbe-Buglé activists who opposed mining and hydroelectric projects. According to American missionary priest Joe Fitzgerald, police used tear gas, pellets and live rounds on … Continue reading

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For Nicaraguans and Salvadorans, All Abortion Is Murder

“According to the law in Nicaragua and El Salvador, all abortions are illegal, including therapeutic termination in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Activists in these countries are working to change these restrictions and … Continue reading

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World Youth Day: Pope Francis gets warm welcome in Brazil with tough task ahead

Francis has been much better received in Brazil than his predecessor was, but can he restore the church’s dominance? GlobalPost reports on the pope’s visit to Brazil as part of its Luce-supported Special Report, A Global Church.

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