Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Presidential candidate speaks of religion and the soul Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Mexico’s Presidential candidate has spoken about religion in his campaign. “The time has come to present a proposal based on the aim that when we obtain the presidency, we must not only seek to achieve material well-being, we must also seek well-being for the soul,” Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says. The favourite to win July’s Read more

Nuns withdrawn from violent city Comments 0

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

The Catholic diocese where two priests were killed this month has withdrawn all nuns from Chilapa city in southern Mexico. The diocese says the parents of one of the nuns have been killed. In addition, the school the nuns run had to close for several months last year due to threats from drug gangs operating Read more

Bomb explodes at Bishops Conference HQ Comments 0

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

A homemade bomb left at the outside door of the Mexican Bishops Conference headquarters exploded in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Although footage of the blast shows its force blew the door in, nobody was injured. The building is in the northern part of Mexico City near the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Read more

Priest stabbed in neck during Mass Comments 0

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

A priest stabbed in the neck while he was saying Mass at Mexico City’s cathedral is in a critical condition. The attacker tried to slit Father Miguel Angel Machorro’s throat, a witness said. The suspect, who identified himself as John Rock Schild, told authorities that he is an American artist and invoked his right to Read more

Sitting under a cactus bush Comments 0

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Brownsville, South Texas, USA on the border with Mexico is within the fifth country that I have worked in as a Marist priest and is my fourth foreign country. One walks with the people wherever one is but especially when it is with the poor. But out of respect for the country that permits you Read more

Mexican priest shot, another kidnapped Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

A Mexican priest was shot and killed on Monday. Then on Tuesday, Fr Oscar Lopez Navarro, from the Mexican Tampico diocese was kidnapped. He has since been released, apparently in exchange for a ransom. Read more Related Posts:Murdered – four more Catholics in MexicoMexican Trump wall builders are traitorsFourteen priests murdered in Mexico since 2012Syrian Read more

Mexican Trump wall builders are traitors Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Mexican Trump wall builders are traitors say Mexico’s bishops. This includes everyone involved, even shareholders and suppliers. Mexico opposes the wall. In an editorial entitled “Treason against Homeland” published in a Mexican news journal the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said: “Any company that intends to invest in the fanatic Trump wall would be immoral, but Read more

Murdered – four more Catholics in Mexico Comments 0

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Murdered Catholic catechists’ bodies have been found dumped on a roadside in Mexico. Their bullet-riddled bodies were found in the southern Mexican state of Michoacan. The victims – four young men – are in the latest killings in the region. They were Jesus Aguilar Alejandro Ayala, 22-year-old day  laborer; Wilibaldo  Hernandez, 21, a farmer;  Jesus Alberto Read more

Mexico: the world’s most dangerous place to be a priest Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Fr Gregorio López Gorostieta thought he had done enough to stay safe on the night of December 21, 2014. He had spent a long day celebrating Masses and overseeing a religious festival at the cathedral of Ciudad Altamirano, in southwestern Mexico’s troubled Guerrero state. The end-of-year collection – to fund Asunción seminary, where he taught Read more

Fourteen priests murdered in Mexico since 2012 Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Two Mexican priests were abducted from their church and murdered on Sunday. A church assistant managed to escape. The priests were working in Poza Rica, which is a city in Veracruz state. In all, 14 priests have been murdered in Mexico since 2012. Pope Francis has expressed “profound sadness” for the murders. He condemned the attacks on Read more