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Will the Pope visit Mexico and Cuba next year?

A very rare public hint. Usually these things aren’t announced by the Vatican until all the plans are completely set on both sides. Wonder what it means. Read the rest!

Did you know that Latin Americans make up 40% of Catholics worldwide?
The Pope is going to celebrate a special Mass this year in Rome (at St. Peter’s!) on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Read the news…

Did you know that Latin Americans make up 40% of Catholics worldwide?

The Pope is going to celebrate a special Mass this year in Rome (at St. Peter’s!) on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Read the news

Father, what are your views on Santa Muerta? I know Catholics that venerate and love her and Catholics who condemn her veneration as devil worship.. as a member of the Latino Catholic Community, I am not sure how I should feel about Santa Muerta. - Anonymous

It’s a non-Christian form of superstition — a very dangerous one — that masquerades as something Christian. Thanks be to God, the bishops have been speaking out very clearly.

Do you read Spanish? Here’s one article and another that give some background. 

Besides, “la santa muerte” is a rather tawdry substitute for Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, don’t you think?

God bless you!

- Father Shane

Here Come the Catholics

This is wild.

In the last 40 years, the Catholic population has increased by 75 percent; it has grown by 50 percent since 1990. More important, Catholic attendance at Mass is up 15 percent since 2000. And in the last five years, contributions have increased by 14 percent. It is also important to note that there has been a 40 percent increase in Latinos in the Church over the past five years.

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