Mexican Church's waning influence


A recurring episode in Mexican history has been a periodic reappraisal of the Catholic Church's role in the overwhelmingly Catholic society, which has usually resulted in a lessening of its power. Such a moment has again arrived, with the catalyst being the proposed decriminalisation of abortion in the nation's capital. But abortion is not the only issue that illustrates the Church's waning influence on social issues. A recent series of events has reinforced what has long been true: the Church now, more than ever, is not Mexico's pre-eminent moral guide - Patrick Corcoran

Mexican Church's waning influence