Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

‘Hero’ priest saves kids from war zone during gang shoot-out

Monday, June 12th, 2023

A Catholic priest, who stumbled across a war zone in his church, saved three children’s lives. He is being hailed as a hero. Two Mexican gangs had taken refuge in the cathedral as they engaged in a bloody shoot-out. Mexico’s Lady of Guadalupe cathedral was left completely blasted with bullet holes and grenades. A beheaded Read more

Four Mexican bishops suspected of sex abuse

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Four Mexican bishops are among many clergy in Mexico suspected of sex crimes. The crimes are currently being investigated by two of the Vatican’s top sex crimes investigators. The investigators are on a fact-finding and assistance mission as the world’s second-largest Catholic country begins to reckon with decades of clergy sex abuse and cover-up. Nuncio Read more

Hispanic immigrant elected US Bishops’ president

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

An immigrant from Mexico is the new president of the American Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gómez, 67, was the conference’s vice president, and in line with tradition where the vice president is elected president, there was little surprise when on Wednesday, he was elected on the first ballot. When the results were Read more

Presidential candidate speaks of religion and the soul

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Nuns withdrawn from violent city

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The Catholic diocese where two priests were killed this month has withdrawn all nuns from Chilapa city in southern Mexico.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

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

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

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

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

Mexican Trump wall builders are traitors

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