Mexico: Gunmen Attack Church Camp-Out

Toluca, Mexico – A gang of about a dozen armed people stormed into a church youth camp-out near Mexico City and went on an hours-long rampage of beatings, robberies and rape, authorities said Saturday. Seven girls were raped during the Friday attack and several campers were beaten, according to the state prosecutors office in Mexico State,…

Pope Benedict XVI’s Remarks on Arrival in Mexico

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Mexico on Friday, at the start of his six-day trip to Latin America that will also take him to the island nation of Cuba. In remarks during the official welcome ceremony, the Holy Father said he has come to confirm the people of Mexico, Cuba and all Latin America in…

The Largest Nativity Scene in the World

And it sets a Guinness Record! Mexico City – City authorities have set up a nativity scene – certified by Guinness Records as the largest in the world – as part of their Christmas festivities. The nativity scene, which cost $2 million to create, sprawls across the parking lot of the giant Azteca stadium. The scene,…

Border Nuns

Franciscans risk stoning to provide aid to poor along border fence. CNS: The compact car lifted a trail of dust as it traveled slowly along the 18-foot-tall chain-link fence, attracting the attention of the U.S. Border Patrol agent sitting in his green and white SUV. When the vehicle stopped and two women got out, he…

Priest Uses Water Gun to Spray Congregation with Holy Water

Whatever happened to using an aspergillum? The Deacon’s Bench: Really?  Seems so. Details: A Catholic priest from a small Mexican town has turned on his own congregation armed with a watergun which was loaded with holy water. Father Juan Ramon Hernandez gives mass at a church in Acatlan. He became so saddened by the seemingly daily drug-related…

Mexico is a Mess!

When things like this are happening all the more: Priest killed in crossfire. Church officials and the community of Matamoros were in shock after a well-known Catholic priest was killed in crossfire during a Saturday afternoon shootout between armed gunmen and the Mexican military. Sources outside of law enforcement said the shootout began when members…

Israeli President Netanyahu Urges US to Return to 1845 Borders

Netanyahu Urges U.S. Return to 1845 Borders Israeli PM calls for “just solution” to end the conflict. Aboard Air Force Aleph (Reuters) – Speaking to reporters accompanying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his long flight to the United States tonight, Netanyahu spoke of the injustice and hardship Mexicans have endured since American forces annexed…