Guatemalan bishops' ministry: Bad idea to send asylum-seekers to jungle

The Guatemalan bishops' migrant ministry has rejected talk of the U.S. and Guatemalan governments sending asylum-seekers to a remote and rugged jungle region rife with drug cartel activities. The bishops said conditions there are not secure for Guatemalan citizens, much less migrants.

Bolivian bishops urge transparency amid signs of electoral fraud

Bolivia's bishops have called on electoral officials to "make transparent" the vote-counting process as protesters rioted in the


Catholic groups write John Kerry to urge US scrutiny of Honduran activist's death

Eco Catholic: At least 25 Catholic groups joined nongovernmental organizations in condemning the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres.


Mexico mops up after Hurricane Patricia; 'nature was kind,' official says

Mexico is mopping up after Hurricane Patricia hit its Pacific Coast with Category 5 strength, but left surprising little damage and few deaths, given the severity of the storm.

An official with Caritas Mexico, the church's charitable arm, says the storm left a mess in parts of the dioceses serving the western states of Colima, Jalisco and Nayarit with flooding and property damage, but mostly impacted small settlements and rural areas -- which were being provided with assistance from parishes diocesan collections.