Hispanic Catholics

Guadalupe Mass shows Mary ‘etched’ into hearts of faithful, says archbishop

Hundreds gathered Dec. 11 to honor a 16th-century Marian apparition in Mexico whose message of hope resounds throughout the world, said Archbishop Nelson Pérez.

Beloved Marian feast honors ‘mother, companion, advocate’

Some 1,200 area faithful, many traveling several miles on foot, are expected at a Dec. 11 celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, marking a 16th-century appearance of Mary that continues to inspire profound devotion.

Fomentar las vocaciones debe ser una prioridad para toda la Iglesia, dice el arzobispo

Al observar la Semana Nacional de Concientización Vocacional (del 7 al 13 de noviembre), el arzobispo Nelson J. Pérez les pide a todos a reflexionar sobre la importancia de las vocaciones sacerdotales para cada faceta de la misión de nuestra Iglesia local.

Declaración del Arzobispo Nelson Pérez sobre la crisis humanitaria en Afganistán

«Todos nosotros debemos hacer lo que podamos ... de acompañar a los migrantes y refugiados en su jornada. Animo fervientemente a todas las personas de buena voluntad a intensificar sus oraciones en busca de la paz en Afganistán».

Nicaragua’s crisis ‘is reaching flashpoint,’ says witness at Hill hearing

Political, economic and social repression are combining to destabilize the Central American nation, according to July 21 testimony echoing grave concerns expressed by the country's Catholic bishops.

Archbishop Pérez, other Cuban American bishops call for solidarity, prayer, aid to Cuba

Following protests in the Caribbean nation due to a lack of vaccines and poverty, the archbishop and three fellow bishops said July 13 they "join in solidarity with the Cuban people" as they seek "responses to their human rights and needs."

Los Obispos de Cuba: Queremos la Patria ‘con todos y para el bien de todos’

"Pedimos haga de la nación cubana un hogar de hermanos y hermanas, donde prevalezcan la búsqueda de la verdad y el bien común," escriben los obispos 12 de julio.

Experts in U.S. fear Cuba is preparing a harsh response to recent protests

Rare demonstrations sparked by COVID and poverty could incur a forceful reaction from the communist regime, say theologians and academics.

Feliz día del padre del arzobispo Nelson Pérez

El arzobispo Nelson Pérez ofrece sus mejores deseos y oraciones a todos los padres en el Día del Padre.

Delegation visits empress buried in Center City parish graveyard

Dignitaries recently paid tribute to Ana María Huarte de Iturbide, Mexico's first empress, who rebuilt her life in exile by becoming a faithful parishioner at St. John the Evangelist in Philadelphia.