By Grace Bastidas | 04/03/2011 - 14:00
Flip over your driver’s license or state-issued ID. Are you an organ donor? Turns out that Latinos, especially Mexican-Americans, are less likely to “make an anatomical gift” than Americans in general. This is especially alarming considering our numbers are growing steadily, and we could be saving lives.
Some of this reticence centers on religion, as many believe that in order to enter heaven their body must be whole. In many cases, they also think that organ donors can’t have open casket funerals.
By Irasema Romero | 04/01/2011 - 15:00
Ricky Martin kicked off his Music, Soul and Sex tour last Friday in Puerto Rico, but the set of four sold-out concerts didn’t please everyone. Wanda Rolon, a pastor of the First Christian Church in Northern Puerto Rico, took it upon herself to attack Ricky Martin for being gay.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2009 - 10:30
Mayan elder Apolinario Chile Pixtun is so over being asked about the end of the world. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff," Pixtun says. But it doesn't look as though the frantic anxiety about the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 is going to let up anytime soon. With a blockbuster film entitled 2012 on the way and new websites being dedicated to the impending apocalypse every day, now, more than ever, the idea seems to be gaining momentum.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/29/2009 - 14:10
Embattled priest, Father Albert Cutié left the Roman Catholic Archdiose for the Episcopal church and announced that he will marry Ruhama Canellis, the woman at the center of the religious scandal that has rocked the Miami area.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/11/2009 - 10:30
Father Cutié, the popular Miami-based Roman Catholic priest and relationship guru (commonly known as "Father Oprah"), spoke to Maggie Rodriguez of The Early Show this morning to address the scandal that broke last week when photos were printed of him cavorting on the beach with a lady love.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/31/2009 - 16:35
Señora Clinton, you better fire one of your assistants, and quick! How did the Secretary of State not know about the glorious and miraculous apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico? She's only the patron saint of the entire country!
But apparently, during her recent trip to to our neighbor to the south, Clinton was taken by surprise when she made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in order to leave a bouquet of white flowers on "behalf of the American people."
By Mariela Rosario | 12/11/2008 - 09:21
Madonna's going to need more than a prayer to escape this condemnation. According to the AP, retired Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez recently gave a homily in honor of the ruthless dictator Augusto Pinochet, then went on to criticize Madonna, saying, "This woman comes here and in an incredibly shameless manner she provokes a crazy enthusiasm, an enthusiasm of lust, lustful thoughts, impure thoughts."