David Agren

Columnist

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Church leaders offer prayers after Mexico City metro crash

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexican Church leaders offered prayers for the victims of a metro line collapse that left at least 23 dead and more than 70 people injured. Bishop […]

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No pilgrims at basilica for Guadalupe feast this year

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexican Church and civic officials have canceled public feast celebrations for Mexico’s patroness at her shrine in Mexico City due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The celebration […]

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Mexican bishops call for action ahead of Supreme Court abortion ruling

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexico’s bishops called on Catholics to speak out ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could lead to abortion being decriminalized nationwide. In a statement July […]

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Mexican bishops pledge to help southern Oaxaca after quake

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexico’s bishops pledged to help the people affected by an earthquake in southern Oaxaca state that left at least five dead. “We put ourselves under the […]

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US brother beatified on fields of Guatemalan school he served

HUEHUETENANGO, Guatemala (CNS) — Christian Brother James Miller taught students and served as a vice principal at the La Sallian Christian Brothers school in this impoverished pocket of rural Guatemala. […]

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Catholic migrant advocates have mixed reaction to border events

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — The chaotic scene in Tijuana Nov. 25 — when migrants, including women and children, were repelled from the U.S. border with tear gas — prompted the […]

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Argentina Senate votes down abortion decriminalization bill

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — The Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have decriminalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Senators voted 38-31 against the measure early […]

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Life in Central America so bad that migrants willing to risk trek to U.S.

GUADALUPE, Mexico (CNS) — Honduran migrant Selvin Meza Garcia did not want to work as a “tax collector.” Gangs in the Central American country collect “war taxes” — a euphemism […]

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Mexican bishops look to Colombians for help fighting drug violence

By David Agren  MEXICO CITY (CNS) — At a press conference earlier this year, Archbishop Hector Gonzalez Martinez of Durango had planned to denounce extortion attempts against priests in his […]