Latest news: Americas

Jul 9, 2020 - 02:51 pm .- The archbishop of Arequipa, Peru, thanked the doctors fighting the coronavirus pandemic, saying they offer hope to many.
Jun 30, 2020 - 02:35 pm .- A Canadian diocese said it will aim to repair six statues whose heads and arms were cut off in an act of vandalism.
Jun 30, 2020 - 10:45 am .- Following a recommendation by the Amazon synod, a new “ecclesial conference” for the Amazon region was created Monday.
Jun 26, 2020 - 04:44 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Uruguay have spoken out against a bill that would allow for assisted suicide, calling it “homicide carried out in a clinical context.
Jun 16, 2020 - 03:45 pm .- The Colombian bishops have welcomed the release of several hostages by the National Liberation Army (ELN), a left-wing guerilla group.
Jun 14, 2020 - 04:06 am .- More than 30 organizations serving maternity and early childhood needs in Chile have come together to form an alliance to better meet the needs of women and children.
Jun 11, 2020 - 12:55 am .- Abortion clinics in Mexico City are reporting decreases in abortion by as much as 40% due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Jun 9, 2020 - 01:49 pm .- The Xalapa Cathedral and the Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Mexico’s Veracruz state were vandalized June 8 during a march protesting police repression.
Jun 9, 2020 - 12:10 am .- June 5 marks three years since the Diocese of Cúcuta, Colombia opened its Divine Providence House of Transit in response to the thousands of Venezuelan migrants streaming into Colombia.
Jun 8, 2020 - 06:42 pm .- With reports of domestic violence on the rise during the coronavirus lockdown in Mexico, one pro-life platform is offering women help, shelter and legal advice.
Jun 5, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- Pro-life leaders in El Salvador say a recent CBS News report on abortion in the country is misleading, and does not accurately portray factual narratives, amid a fight over the legalization of abortion in the country. 
Jun 3, 2020 - 05:57 pm .- A total of 434 human rights organizations from 16 countries have released a manifesto condemning the push from external groups to promote abortion in their nations during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jun 1, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Argentina’s digital March for Life May 30 drew 390,000 participants on Facebook alone, according to preliminary numbers for march organizers.
May 31, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- The Venezuelan bishops published an exhortation May 28 calling for “a consensus among all and an inclusive national accord” to save the country from “immense national, material, institutional and social catastrophe.”
May 28, 2020 - 08:21 pm .- Salesian ministries in Bogota, Colombia, have joined forces to feed the families of the children and young people they serve at the Saint Francis de Sales Oratory youth center, which they run in the poor, crime ridden Las Cruces neighborhood.
May 27, 2020 - 04:29 pm .- A Costa Rican bishop has warned that although same-sex marriage has been legalized in the country, the Catholic Church will continue to proclaim the truth of God’s plan for sexuality and marriage.
May 26, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The Mexican state legislature of Nuevo Leon passed an education reform bill May 21 to foster a “respect for life from conception to natural death” in students.
May 21, 2020 - 04:55 pm .- When Fr. Antonio Pérez Hernández was recently hospitalized with COVID-19, he said he was able to witness firsthand how God is present in the midst of suffering.
May 17, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pro-life groups in Ecuador say that United Nations aid to combat the coronavirus pandemic should not require access to abortion as a condition for assistance.
May 14, 2020 - 06:51 pm .- Cardinal Orani João Tempesta, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, consecrated Brazil to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.
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