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

Posted in Latin America, weather disasters

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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International newspapers report migration situation with blend of truth, hope

By Julia Willis WASHINGTON -– Amid all the U.S. news media reports on the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border with the influx of children and adults, we decided to take a look at how the local press in Central … Continue reading

Posted in CNS, Latin America, migration

Crowded streets, churches attest that Holy Week and Easter have never been more alive in this El Salvador city

SOYAPANGO, El Salvador — The Easter Bunny doesn’t live here. There are no egg hunts, no large bags of candy for sale or Easter baskets or bonnets in these crowded streets. But there are crowded churches and the advent of … Continue reading

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In Argentina, a different kind of Francis bump

By David Agren BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The San Lorenzo soccer club stumbled toward the final of its Argentine season in December. It drew its final match, but the other clubs finished in such a way that San Lorenzo won … Continue reading

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