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carlosbannerNicaraguan-born Chicago artist and printmaker Carlos Barberena mixes up traditional calacas and current events. Wall Street, Mickey Mouse, McDonalds, Halliburton, British Petroleum and other icons look better as muertos, don’t you think? [Mas…]

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Cute, curious kids at the Mexican Israelite Church of God in Brooklyn have many questions about their neighbors –– mysterious Hasidic Jews. Example: What is the deal with those big fur hats?

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It’s dry in Mexico, too, but it’s not all bad. Low waters in a Chipas reservoir have revealed a sunken treasure. Discovery.com reports: [Mas…]

My heart is with my people as I await my procedure.

I await my procedure, Mi Gente. I await it this overcast Sunday morning, surrounded by the bells of the Churches, by my Angels, and the people whom I love. Yeah, I ended up in the hospital the other night. Which one….does not matter. I know people here, Mi Gente is here, and I make friends kinda easy, too.

I just got the word about a lady, who comes into the area, every Saturday, to sell her homemade tamalitos. I know where she will be next Saturday, she and her esposo. And I plan to be there, too.

I am going to get my tamalito de rajas, my fave. Maybe I’ll carry the travel coffee deal my sister gave us. Too cool for school. And I’ll bring my “whatta chair” and hang out in the area, under the beautiful trees, and see mis amigos e amigas. [Mas…]


Whatever you think about Jesus, no one can deny he throws an epic party. No loaves nor fishes were harmed in the filming of this new Team Sprit video. Baby, save the next life for me.

Father Guido Sarducci: Afraid of poison, Pope Francis cooks own food

by Lalo Alcaraz March 15, 2013 Audio
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Vatican Correspondent for the Vatican Enquirer Father Guido Sarducci called in on Special Assignment Friday afternoon to the Pocho Hour of Power radio show on KPFK. Father Sarducci, who we all first met on Saturday Night Live, gave a behind-the-velvet-robe look into the recent Papal Conclave in Rome. Hear him dish on the plans for […]

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PNS*Hot*Flash: Pope ‘Don’ Francisco I swaps Latino for Latin

by JOHN PAUL RINGO IV March 13, 2013 El Now
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BREAKING ÑEWS: (PNS reporting from THE VATICAN) With the selection of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope “Call Me Don” Francisco I, winds of change are blowing from the Western and Southern Hemispheres to refresh the stale air of Rome. The first big change, PNS has learned, is the gradual replacement of Latin in church communications […]

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Why is ‘Il Santo Papa’ making up his own rules? I am really angry

by GUADALUPE GONZALEZ March 8, 2013 Cultura
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OK, mi gente, now I am really, really angry. Since I have last written, I have thought long and hard about the present state of the Catholic Church. It has occurred to me that the “speaking points” of Ash Wednesday, apply specifically to the Catholic Church and the immediate legal and public relations problems that […]

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PNS*Hot*Flash: Fox TV preps ‘So You Think You Can Pope’

by Malcolm Mex February 12, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from NEW JACK CITY) This just in: The Fox TV network has just announced a partnership with the Vatican to produce a new TV talent show called So You Think You Can Pope. The hour-long program, which will air as a mid-season replacement for the ratings disaster So You Think You Can Pimp, […]

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Pocho Ocho reasons Pope Benedict XVI really resigned

by Especial Correspondents February 11, 2013 El Now
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Oh sure old age, weakness, lack of energy, blah blah blah. From our homeboy inside the Vatican, the Jesuit formerly known as Lil Stanky, here are the Infallible VIII reasons Pope Benedict XVI really resigned: VIII Not down with the red Gucci slippers VII Wants to spend more time with the kids VI Time to […]

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PNS*Hot*Flash: Pope resigns, cites ‘boy shortage’ at Vatican

by Pocho Ñews Service February 11, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from London) This just in: Controversial Pope Benedict XVI has resigned from the papacy making him the first pope to abdicate in over 600 years.  His resignation coincidentally coincides with the first real investigation of Vatican child sex abuse in over 600 years. Benedict, the pope formerly known as Cardinal Ratzinger, will retire […]

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The Pope’s on Twitter and Vatican nuns stage a fashion show (video)

by SISTER TWISTER December 4, 2012 Cultura
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The Pope is on Twitter and the Sisters of the Vatican have a new fashion show! Thank God the world is ending in three weeks! RELATED: The Pope’s Pocho Ocho relaxed rules for Catholics besides condoms

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Homies Hip Hop Show: Anti-violence march goes to church (video)

by Comic Saenz September 6, 2012 Cultura
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The Homies pick up some unexpected support when their anti-violence march runs into the Padre in front of the neighborhood church.

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Secret New Hampshire: They lie about origins, talk funny and hate God

by Lucida Grandé January 10, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from NEW ENGLAND) New Hampshire is the small Yanqui state where Republicans vote today in a primary election. When tonight’s results come in, remember where they’re coming from – a jurisdiction where people live a lie, talk in a dialect devoid in rhoticity and don’t go to church like other Americans! These are […]

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