Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

Protecting life is a matter of human ethics

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Above all, protecting life is about human ethics, says Pope Francis in a letter to Argentine anti-abortion protesters dated 22 November. Thousands of protesters took to Argentina’s streets on Saturday. They were holding Argentine flags and wearing the sky-blue scarves that identify them as anti-abortionists. The protesters also carried signs with slogans like “Save Both Read more

Argentine bishop warns priests to distribute Holy Communion in the hand

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

The Bishop of San Rafael, Argentina, warned last week that he will impose canonical sanctions on priests who distribute Communion on the tongue during the coronavirus pandemic, in defiance of a diocesan directive permitting the distribution of Communion only in the hand. Bishop Eduardo Taussig announced June 13 that the Eucharist in his diocese was Read more

Vatican order closes Argentine seminary

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

The Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy ordered an Argentine seminary to close, says Argentine bishop Eduardo Maria Taussig of San Rafael. Taussig (pictured) says the closure of the seminary in his diocese was ordered after a controversy surrounding the reception of the Eucharist during the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic. He also noted the Congregation said that due Read more

Argentinian pastor reopens church as a bar in lockdown protest

Monday, June 15th, 2020

An evangelical Argentinian pastor has reopened his church as “the worship bar” with bar tables and pastors dressed as waiters with Bibles on their trays. His reason for the mock service? The government is allowing bars and restaurants to reopen after being closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic but a ban Read more

Argentina’s president asks priests for help with COVID-19

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Argentina’s president has asked priests to help the national government flatten the curve of coronavirus in slum areas. Aregentina has 4,500 shanty towns and illegal settlements. Seven priests – including Bishop Gustavo Carrara – who live and minister in the slums of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, met with President Alberto Fernandez last week. The priests’ Read more

Two priests in Argentina sentenced to more than 40 years in sex abuse case

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

An Argentine court on Monday convicted two Roman Catholic priests and the former gardener of a church-run school for deaf students in the province of Mendoza on 28 counts of sexual abuse and corruption of minors. Priests Nicola Corradi and Horacio Corbacho were sentenced to 42 and 45 years in prison, respectively, while the school Read more

Argentinian Catholics encouraged to renounce faith

Monday, August 20th, 2018
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A Collective Apostasy movement in Argentina is encouraging Catholics to renounce their faith. The movement, led by the Argentine Coalition for a Secular State, began a week after an anti-abortion choice Senate vote sent thousands of Argentinians out into the streets to protest. The Church lobbied against the legalised abortion bill. Every year, about 500,000 Read more

Abortion debate Argentina vs. Ireland: what made the difference?

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Early in the morning of Aug. 9, Argentina’s Senate soundly defeated a measure to legalize abortion through 14 weeks of pregnancy. (Their current law permits abortion in cases of sexual violence and to protect the mother’s health.) The intense debate—both in the culture at large and in the Senate chamber—often invoked a similar process that Read more

Argentine Senate votes against decriminalising abortion

Monday, August 13th, 2018

The Argentine Senate has voted against a bill to decriminalise abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Senators voted 38-31 against the bill. In Argentina, abortion is allowed only in cases of rape and in risks to a woman’s health. Thousands of women, most of them poor, are hospitalised each year for complications linked Read more

Over 3.5 million Argentinians protest abortion bill

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Over 3.5 million Argentinians have joined forces in 117 cities to protest against a bill to liberalise the country’s abortion laws. The motto of the rally was “Protect them both,” meaning the mother and the unborn child. Catholics – as well as Evangelicals, atheists and others marched together to make their views known. Most of Read more