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1958: Catedral de San Ildefonso, Mérida, Mexico

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1 May 2013

The church listed as Catedral de San Ildefonso, Mérida, Mexico, is not the oldest church in North America or Merida. There is an older (1566) and much smaller one nearby that was/is part of the fort built by the Spanish. It has been open for prayers/services every day since it was built. I have visited both.

Al Allington

November 14, 2015

The Catedral de San Juan Bautista in San Juan, Puerto Rico, dates from 1521 and claims to be the oldest church in the New World.

Gloria Day

November 14, 2015

To adopt a "Don't ask don't tell" attitude toward receiving communion in a Catholic church is a slap in the face to all Catholics. If you are not Catholic or have not received your first communion there are options. Approach the priest with hands crossed in front of your chest for a blessing.

Mr D. Allen

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