Spiritual Reflections: Somehow, poverty can teach people that when you face an unknown and uncontrollable future, you should make everything possible of the moment at hand.
More than 40 theologians and scholars from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and the US brought their expertise in liberation theology to a weeklong gathering at Boston College.
A Peru-based Catholic movement has acknowledged that its founder sexually, physically and psychologically abused minors, teen and young adult members.
An internal investigation of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae found that Luis Fernando Figari, who founded the organization in 1971 and headed it until 2010, and three other high-ranking former members abused 19 minors and 10 adults.
Large-scale mining and extractive operations are failing to deliver economic benefits while causing environmental damage and human suffering throughout Latin America, said a coalition of church organizations and environmental groups.
The Churches and Mining Network, which includes Catholic bishops, priests and laypeople, leaders of Christian churches and environmentalists, said in a statement Sunday that governments, church leaders and civil society organizations need to find alternatives to so-called "mega-mining" operations.
Five U.S.-trained Peruvian military officers have been convicted and sentenced to prison for the 1985 massacre of 69 unarmed Quechua villagers in Accomarca.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Fr. Bill Brisotti, ordained in 1968, knew the Berrigans and Dorothy Day and has spent decades in a parish that has overflowing Masses in Spanish.
Commentary: It is also important for the war's victims and survivors' voices to be heard -- to be recognized by the Catholic church as victims of state terrorism and church failure.
Young Voices: A quirky priest, who died in December, had an inextinguishable light, whether guiding volunteers in Peru or contending with Shining Path terrorists.
Accusations of physical, psychological and sexual abuse by leaders of a Catholic movement founded here in the 1970s led the group to pledge an internal investigation.
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