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Pope Francis Will Celebrate Mass In Spanish During His Trip to Washington, D.C.

Religion News Service / USA Today | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON — When Pope Francis celebrates a canonization Mass at for a Spanish-American missionary later this month, he will do so in a language th...

Jaweed Kaleem

Hispanic Catholics Increasingly Choosing 'No Religion': Survey | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion

While immigration over several decades has driven up the share of Hispanics in the pews across U.S. Catholic churches, a new survey shows that Hispani...

Good News: Many Hispanic Catholics. Challenge: To Meet Their Spiritual Needs

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The practice of Catholicism by U.S. Hispanics has never been higher, but the needs of this huge community require the Church to do more.

Pope Francis' Informal Exorcism, Latin American Style

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

As shocking as it may be to some observers and Catholics in the Global North, Pope Francis' informal exorcism neatly captures the rise of the Global South, where prayers for deliverance from evil are common Catholic currency.

New Pope's Election May Boost Sainthood Drive For Slain Salvadoran Archbishop

Joseph Frazier | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Joseph Frazier

A top Salvadoran church official says the elevation of Cardinal José Maria Bergoglio to Pope Francis could advance the plodding campaign for sainthood for Msgr. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, an outspoken peace advocate and possibly the country's most revered figure, assassinated for his views on March 24, 1980.

Pope Francis And The Preferential Option For The Latin American Poor

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

Between losses to charismatic Protestantism and a growing number of the religiously unaffiliated, especially among the region's impoverished youth, Catholicism in Latin America finds itself at a critical juncture. New Evangelization will thus most likely become the focal point of Pope Francis' papacy.

Jaweed Kaleem

Latin American Catholics Get Boost From Latino Pope | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.15.2013 | Religion

As the first Latin American pope after more than 1,000 years of popes from Europe, Pope Francis' election on Wednesday means the leader of the world's...

God's Not Brazilian But The Next Pope Should Be

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

As bitter a pill as it is for the Vatican to swallow, Europe is by and large lost territory, mostly to the forces of secularization. A continued myopic Eurocentrism on the part of the Vatican would only lead to further weakening of the global Church.

Can A Non-European Pope Heal The Church?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A black or Latin American pope could send the strong message to practicing Catholics and prospective converts in Latin America or Africa that the Catholic Church is committed to making them not only church members, but policy decision makers.

Counting U.S. Catholics: Signs Of Growth And Decline On The Road To 100 Million

David Briggs | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

There is only one U.S. religious group that is expected to grow to 100 million adherents by the middle of the century. Yet, to hear some critics, one might think the Catholic Church is slowly sinking in the U.S. religious landscape.