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Costa Rica’s Church seeks forgiveness

The Catholic Church in Costa Rica on Friday asked for forgiveness and admitted that in the past the attention of cases of sexual crimes has not been adequate. In a message signed by the nine bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica, at the...

Aspiring Priests To Provide a “Hoja de Delincuencia” or criminal report to enter Seminary

In Costa Rica, one of the requirements of most employers when considering an applicant for a job is a "hoja de delincuencia", Spanish for criminal or police record. Daily, people line up at the Poder Judicial offices across the country or go online to obtain...

Ortega opens possibility of referendum

President Daniel Ortega said in an interview with journalist Andrés Oppenheimer, for CNN en español, that he is willing to hold a referendum to ask people whether or not they want to hold elections in Nicaragua, as a way out of the sociopolitical crisis...

Ortega, Bishops Talk But Fails To Reboot Dialogue

President Daniel Ortega on Thursday met with Nicaragua’s Catholic bishops to discuss reviving the stalled national dialogue to calm the political crisis and violence gripping the country. Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes of the Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua read a statement to the press on the results...

National Dialogue Will Be On May 16, Announced The Episcopal Conference

The Conferencia Episcopal de Nicaragua (CEN) – Nicaraguan Bishops’ Conference – announced on Monday that the National Dialogue will be held on Wednesday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the Seminary of Our Lady of Fatima in Managua. “After listening to the...

Costa Rica Bishops Attack CCSS For Providing Contraceptives To Teenagers

The plan of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social Security Fund  - to introduce the subdermal contraceptive implants method to Costa Rica's teenagers was condemned by the Episcopal Conference, the highest authority of the Catholic Church in the country. For Costa...

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