Hispanic Catholics

Our Lady of Guadalupe a ‘gift to the church,’ says archbishop

At a Dec. 11 vigil Mass for the beloved Marian feast day, Archbishop Nelson Pérez described Mary as the "perfect model" of discipleship, through whom "God encounters his people."

‘Lord of miracles’ devotion takes on deeper meaning amid COVID

Area faithful gathered Oct. 25 at St. William Parish in Philadelphia to venerate a beloved Peruvian image of Christ crucified, seeking healing and blessing for a pandemic-weary world.

La celebración de la Herencia Hispana mezcla la fe, la cultura y la esperanza

El evento de octubre 7 contará con un mensaje del arzobispo Nelson Pérez, así como oraciones y reflexiones del obispo auxiliar de Filadelfia Edward Deliman y el recién ordenado obispo auxiliar de Baltimore Bruce Lewandowski.

Bucks County parish teams up with archdiocese to reopen ministry

Closed due to COVID, the Fatima Catholic Outreach Center in Bensalem will now resume services to hundreds, thanks to a partnership between nearby St. Charles Borromeo Parish and Catholic Social Services.

Court sides with Trump on right to end TPS

In a Sept. 14 ruling, a federal judge determined that Temporary Protected Status can be revoked for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Sudan and Nepal.

Colombian church leaders call for reconciliation, truth following protests

Following deadly uprisings in Bogota over police violence, bishops prayed for victims while urging demonstrators not to take justice into their own hands.

Local Nicaraguan Catholics call cathedral attack ‘action of the devil’

A July 31 firebombing in Managua is part of a larger assault against the Catholic faith in Nicaragua, say area expats, but believers there "are willing to die" for Christ.

Immigrant advocates oppose Trump’s new census memo

The July 21 memorandum, which prevents immigrants without legal documentation from being counted in the 2020 census, is expected to face legal challenges.

Court orders Trump administration to accept new DACA applications

A federal judge's July 17 decision, coming four weeks after the Supreme Court's ruling that the program could stay in place, means some 60,000 young people over age 15 will now qualify for DACA status.

Destroying Serra statues sign of ‘woundedness,’ confusion, says Phila. priest

Controversial missionary St. Junipero Serra was a man of his time who evangelized indigenous people as best he could, according to Serra researcher Father Matthew Guckin.