Religious Whispers
15 Things Latinas Secretly Think About Their Religion, Faith and Sexuality
By Kelli Acciardo | 10/14/2014 - 19:55

These thoughts about religion might kill your mami (or abuela) if she heard them...


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15 Reasons Pope Francis Is The Coolest Pope Ever!
15 Reasons Pope Francis Is The Coolest Pope Ever!
By Cristina Arreola | 05/27/2014 - 15:56

Since the beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has delighted and surprised the world with his unique, unconventional approach to leading the Catholic Church. 


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Pope Francis Declares Popes John XXIII and John Paul II Saints
Pope Francis Declares Popes John XXIII and John Paul II Saints
By Cristina Arreola | 04/28/2014 - 13:53

Pope Francis made history on Sunday morning when he presided over the canonization of two former popes, John XXIII and John Paul II. 


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Pope Francis' Is A Selfie Champion
Pope Francis Is A Selfie Champion!
By Cristina Arreola | 03/25/2014 - 15:18

You wouldn't think that the leader of the Catholic Church would be especially adept at social media... but Pope Francis is always full of surprises.


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13 Reasons Pope Francis Is The Coolest Pope Ever
By Cristina Arreola | 01/29/2014 - 11:36

Since the beginning of his reign, Pope Francis has delighted and surprised the Catholic Church (and the world!) with his unique, unconventional approach to the papacy. 

Pope Francis, or Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was born on Dec. 17th, 1936 in a barrio of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was one of five children born to an Italian immigrant and his wife. Despite his humble background, Bergoglio rose the ranks of the church, ultimately becoming the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church earlier this year. 


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Exorcisms On The Rise In Mexico
Exorcisms On The Rise In Mexico: Many Say Drug Problems & Violence Due To An "Infestation of Demons"
By Cristina Arreola | 12/03/2013 - 14:28

Warning: Don’t read this if you like to sleep at night.

Mexican priests are reportedly overworked and exhausted thanks to a surge in exorcisms and demon activity in the country. According to BBC News, some priests are unable to take new cases, because they are expelling as many as one demon per day. 


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Pope Francis Calls For Reform, Acceptance Of Gay People
Pope Francis Calls For Reform, Acceptance Of Gay People
By Cristina Arreola | 09/20/2013 - 09:38

Pope Francis desires a “new balance” in the Catholic Church, asking for greater involvement of women and less condemnation towards gay people. 

In an interview with an Italian Jesuit journal, Pope Francis, who was elected in March, stresses the need for reform in the Catholic Church, stating that the first change must be one of “attitude.” 


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Pope John Paul II Will Be Declared a Saint
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/05/2013 - 10:33

The Vatican announced this morning that the Roman Catholic Church will declare the late Pope John Paul II a saint.

CNN reports that Pope Francis signed the decree Friday morning. When Pope John Paul II passed, thousands gathered in St. Peter's Square chanting "Santo subito," which means Sainthood now.


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Pope Francis Never Really Wanted to Be Pope
By Amaris Castillo | 06/10/2013 - 10:26

It turns out Pope Francis didn’t really want his position.

According to MSN Now, the first Latin American pontiff in history said he “didn’t want to be pope.”

The 76-year-old made the remark during a chat with children from Jesuit schools across Italy and Albania.


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One Latina's Terrifying Experience with Latin America's Abortion Laws
My Terrifying Experience with Latin America's Abortion Laws
By Franziska Castillo | 06/03/2013 - 11:39

When the bleeding started, my first thought was—go to the doctor.

Six weeks pregnant, I was still recovering from the upheaval of moving to Mexico to care for my sick mother, while juggling a nine-year-old daughter and work.


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