Category Archives: Latin America

Capturing the emotion of Christ’s final hours

Photos and story by Barbara J. Fraser HUARAZ, Peru — How does an artist depict the tension, emotion and drama of the Passion when crafting images of the Stations of the Cross? To fashion the statues ordered by Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Wanted: Humble shepherd, clear communicator, world traveler

VATICAN CITY — Four years ago today, 115 cardinal-electors chose a new pope. Inspired through prayer and the Holy Spirit, the men sought to elect the best pastor for this particular moment in the church and the world. We here … Continue reading

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When tragedy hits, ‘Be there with the people’

What’s a bishop to do? Even as the death toll from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti was climbing toward 800 in early October, the storm was hitting eastern Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 130 miles per … Continue reading

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Processing images of poverty, crime and war

Editor’s Note: Judith Sudilovsky is participating in an Egan Fellowship awarded by Catholic Relief Services. By Judith Sudilovsky TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — I scroll down my Facebook feed trying to decompress after an intense first day in Honduras. Some of the … Continue reading

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Seeking migrant justice in Guatemala

Editor’s Note: Judith Sudilovsky is participating in an Egan Fellowship awarded by Catholic Relief Services. By Judith Sudilovsky GUATEMALA CITY — The plane landed at the Guatemalan Air Force airfield behind Guatemala City’s commercial airport and its weary-eyed passengers disembarked … Continue reading

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#PopeInJuarez: an unlikely and historically hilarious hashtag

By David Agren CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — In anticipation of Pope Francis’ Feb. 17 visit to this border city, an unlikely hashtag appeared: #PopeInJuarez. The hashtag refers to Ciudad Juarez and the pope’s arrival in a city once considered “murder … Continue reading

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A faith connection on Cuba’s slow but emerging lane of technology

HAVANA — It’s a scene all too familiar in the U.S., but not one you’d expect in Cuba: a group of schoolgirls cupping their cellphones with their hands, protecting them from the glare of the tropical sun. Most are looking at … Continue reading

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