It could be said that Mother Maria Amador P.C.M. likes to sink her teeth into her work. After all, she’s a licensed dentist.
Colombia became the latest country in Latin America to expand access to abortion Monday as the nation’s Constitutional Court voted to legalize the procedure until the 24th week of pregnancy.
Preachers of Christ and Mary, an order of religious sisters that was founded in 1995 in Colombia and that has been doing missionary work in Brooklyn since 2004, has made the Diocese of Brooklyn its official home.
Members of the Colombian presidential guard stand next to a commemorative stamp with an image of Pope Francis
As Colombia prepares to welcome Pope Francis amidst implementing a delicate peace accord, Colombians in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens have faith that the visit will foster peace.
Bishop Alfonso Cabezas, C.M., has worked as missionary most of his life, first in his native Colombia, then in Africa and New York.
Pope Francis heads to Colombia next week for what might be the most grueling five days of his pontificate. He’ll visit four different cities, each with contrasting altitudes and climates, and each key to the messages he wants to convey.
Pope Francis had promised to visit Colombia once a peace accord was in place, but his visit Sept. 6-10 is less about congratulations than about consolidation.
When Pope Francis visits Colombia in September, he will take his message of mercy and reconciliation to Cartagena, a city that still bears scars of its painful history as a slave port. And he will walk the streets where another Jesuit, St. Peter Claver, put that message into practice four centuries ago.