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Planned Parenthood’s international arm boasts financing efforts to legalize abortion in Argentina

CNA Staff, Catholic Herald, January 1, 2021 In a post published on Wednesday, December 30, just hours after abortion was legalized by the Argentinian Senate, one of the international branches of Planned Parenthood, the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region... read more

Abortion Wins in Argentina. Argentinian Pope Barely Lifts a Finger in Protest

By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, December 30, 2020 In Argentina, feral women — some of them naked and likely intoxicated — are dancing in the streets in celebration of their newly legislated “right” to murder their own children: The crowd of a few thousand burst into raucous cheers and... read more
The Catholic seminary of San Rafael, in Mendoza, Argentina.

Protests continue in Argentina over decision to close ‘conservative’ seminary

By Inés San Martín, Crux, November 6, 2020 Protests continue in Argentina over decision to close ‘conservative’ seminary ROSARIO, Argentina – Tension continues to grow over the Vatican-ordered closure of a diocesan seminary in Argentina’s Mendoza region. Last week, Bishop... read more

Pope Francis praises nun for opening ‘trans home’ for men claiming to be women, calls them ‘girls’

Pope Francis told the 'nun of the trans' that 'God who did not go to the seminary or study theology will repay you abundantly. I pray for you and your girls.' By Doug Mainwaring NEUQUÉN, Argentina, August 18, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – After a controversial nun opened in Argentina a residence... read more

Pope Francis’ confidant: Sunday Mass obligation isn’t ‘indispensable,’ it ‘could fall’

Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández said that 'social distancing and quarantine' will require Catholics to 'reinvent' themselves Maike Hickson Blog, Apr 28, 2020 April 28, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández, a papal ghostwriter and personal confidant of Pope... read more

Argentina’s Abortion Fight Exposes Pope Francis’ Foreign Policy Weaknesses

Pope Francis has had a challenging time exerting his influence around the world. By Clementi Lisi, Religion Unplugged, March 9, 2020 Past popes have exerted an enormous amount of influence on politics around the world. A pope’s influential reach — and the large number of Catholics... read more
Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta

Argentine Bishop Appears at Court Hearing on Abuse Charges

By The Associated Press, November 27, 2019 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis appeared voluntarily for a court hearing Wednesday ahead of a trial on charges of sexual abuse of two former seminarians in one of several cases that have shaken the church in the... read more

Argentina prelate says clerical abuse crisis ‘just beginning’ in pope’s country

By Inés San Martín, Crux, August 17, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, Argentina - Although by now Catholics in some parts of the world have lived with the ferment caused by revelations of clerical sexual abuse for decades, a bishop who heads a commission for preventing abuse in Argentina says that in Pope... read more

Argentina’s Anti-Abortion Wave

By Carlos Caso-Rosendi, Catholic Thing, August 14, 2019 Over the weekend, the eclectic political coalition currently in power in Argentina suffered a massive defeat to a resurgent progressive wing of the Peronist party. If the Peronists win the final round of elections in October, they will... read more

Argentine bishop tapped by Pope for Vatican job faces abuse trial

By Inés San Martín, Crux, Aug 8, 2019 ORAN, Argentina - Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, a prelate from Pope Francis’s native country whom the pontiff brought to Rome and gave a Vatican job in 2017 and who’s now facing charges of sexually abusing seminarians, is expected to appear in court in... read more
Pope Francis meets with Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta. Credit: Vatican Media.

Zanchetta to stand trial in Argentina for sexual abuse of seminarians

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 10, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting two seminarians before a court in Argentina. The bishop has been barred from leaving the country and ordered to undergo a psychological examination. The... read more