A fragile Christian alliance that supported Pres. Bolsonaro’s election to office in October is weakening amid rising unemployment, budget cuts to education, and their leader’s negative comments about women, black people and the LGBT community.Read More
While the death and resurrection of Jesus marks the holiest time on the Christian calendar, different cultures and nations celebrate in very unique ways. Here’s a look at seven international traditions from Bermuda to the Philippines.Read More
The suicide of former Peruvian President Alan García Pérez marks an unprecedented event in the country’s political history. García shot himself inside of his home when police arrived to arrest him for reports that he was the recipient of bribes in a corruption case known as “Lavajato.”Read More
(COMMENTARY) Again, it was conservative Catholic media that proved to be the preferred mouthpiece for Cardinal Robert Sarah and Pope Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI over the past week. Both men — with help from right-leaning news organizations — have been very vocal about the problems plaguing the church.Read More
Every day, state control intensifies at every level. All forms of demonstrations are prohibited. Cities across Venezuela have become militarized zones littered with heavily-armed soldiers and tanks. My friends, who are also journalists, have been fired from reporting the truth.Read More
(NEWS ANALYSIS) Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro — dubbed by some political commentators as the “Trump of the Tropics” — has been dogged by controversy and scandal. The result? That Christian coalition of supporters, a U.S.-style religious right, could very well abandon Bolsonaro if he ultimately fails to deliver.Read More
These African women’s activists say greater access to safe abortions will save women’s lives—and they believe that’s the most Christian response.Read More
(COMMENTARY) There is a spiritual hunger around the world. Pope Francis needs to get back to basics and focus on evangelization like John Paul II did during his papacy. This pope needs to be less political and more spiritual. He needs to break free from the labels that have been heaped on him by critics and supporters alike. He needs to get back to the universal message of the church that resonates in both industrialized nations and the developing world.Read More
Thirty-four Chilean bishops are waiting Pope Francis' decision regarding their future after the recent scandal of concealment of sexual abuse. Many parishioners and church leaders in the region say the Chilean church is at its worst.Read More
Go to English version. SANTIAGO DE CHILE -- El 33 se ha transformado en cábala en estos días.
Desde que el domingo 22 de agosto se logró hacer contacto con los 33 mineros que por 17 días estaban atrapados en el derrumbe de una mina de cobre, a 650 metros de profundidad, el número ha surgido en sus más distintas formas.Read More
Leer en español. BUENOS AIRES - The heated debate over Argentina's controversial new law permitting gay marriage once again revealed media's shortcomings and defects in their coverage of religious actors in society.
Argentina's Senate approved the law on July 15, ending a legislative process begun in 2009 and making Argentina one of just 10 countries worldwide that recognize gay marriage.Read More
From the Buenos Aires Herald. Newspapers from all over the world echoed and praised the Argentine Senate's decision to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, making the country the first in Latin America and the tenth around the world to grant equal rights to homosexual couples.
Most of the dailies celebrated the achievement, calling it "historic" and branding Argentina as a "pioneer country."Read More
Ver en español. Visitors arriving in Cuidad Juarez can't help but notice the message on one of the hills overlooking the city: "Ciudad Juarez, the Bible is the truth. Read it."
Such outward expressions of faith could easily lead a visitor to think that Juarez is bursting with religious fervor, a place where its churches are influential and an important part of life.
But this is in fact not the case.Read More
Go to English version. Al entrar a Ciudad Juárez el viajero podrá leer en uno de los cerros que rodean la ciudad lo siguiente: “Ciudad Juárez, la Biblia es la verdad, léela”. Esto podría indicar que en la ciudad se cuenta con un fervor religioso abundante. Donde el testimonio de la Iglesia es de igual forma importante, grande y extenso. Pero no es así.Read More