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Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

By David Ramos

Pro-abortion constitutional reform in Mexico paused

The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and legislators from his ruling National Regeneration Movement decided to put... Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis to make tour of schools in Argentina

A relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be displayed for veneration April 18 at a school in Córdoba, Argentina, marking... Read more

A tent camp in Haiti.

Haitian archbishop demands release of abducted Catholics

The Archbishop of Port-au-Prince has called for the release of 10 people who were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday and... Read more

Abortion pill

By David Ramos

Complaint filed against student and doctor in Mexico for advising on how to abort at home

Pro-life leaders have filed a complaint with the Puebla State Attorney General's Office against a university student and a doctor... Read more

Young girl.

Young woman dies after getting legal abortion in Argentina

A young woman in Argentina died April 11 following a legal chemical abortion, the first such recorded death after the... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption - Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Haitian bishops condemn kidnappings of Catholic priests, nuns

Seven priests and nuns were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday, and are being held for ransom. Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Tabernacle, Eucharist desecrated in Mexican chapel

The Diocese of Querétaro, Mexico, reported that Holy Family Chapel in Saint Sebastian Parish was robbed last week, its tabernacle... Read more

St. Vincent Flag. / Lee Coursey via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

As St. Vincent volcano erupts, Catholics ask for prayers

“While we continue to pray for our nation we ask that you especially remember those who have been displaced,” the... Read more

Canadian Parliament

Canadian bishops condemn new assisted suicide law

Canada’s Catholic bishops have condemned the country’s new assisted suicide law, and are asking for people to pray and to... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal O’Malley: We must be vigilant in supporting survivors of sexual abuse

Cardinal Seán O’Malley has urged religious leaders to be vigilant in preventing child sexual abuse and supporting survivors in healing Read more

Luis Avagliano, with his late wife Flora and children / Priestly ordination of Father Luis Avagliano.

Widowed deacon ordained a priest in Argentina

Luis Avagliano was married to his wife, Flora, for 38 years, but after her death almost seven years ago, he... Read more

Way of the Cross in Tabasco.

By ACI Prensa

Controversial Way of the Cross in Mexico depicts radical feminists beating Christ

A modern day reenactment of the Way of the Cross held Good Friday in southern Mexico drew criticism in local... Read more

Crucifix /

By CNA Staff

The Good Friday tradition of the ‘Last Words of Christ’

Begun in Peru in the 1600s, the tradition of reflecting on the last words of Christ from the cross is... Read more

The flag of Canada. Credit: Jiri Flogel/Shutterstock.

Canada job program grants saw spike in rejection rates under abortion litmus test

Rejection rates spiked after a Canadian government job grant program’s 2018 rules required groups to affirm abortion rights, and rejections... Read more

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Mexican state bolsters protections for pregnant women, unborn children

The unicameral legislature of the Mexican state of Querétaro passed a bill March 29 reforming the Law on Social Development... Read more

Sketch of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels in Rancagua, Chile. Credit: Gaudí Corporation of Triana Chile. / Antonio Gaudí. Courtesy: Association for the beatification of Antoni Gaudí

New chapel in Chile to follow design of famed architect Antonio Gaudi

Plans by the astonishing architect Antonio Gaudi are the basis for a new chapel in Chile dedicated to Our Lady... Read more

Judge in Argentine province declares abortion law unconstitutional

A provincial judge in Argentina on Thursday declared the law legalizing elective abortion in the country unconstitutional. The ruling applies... Read more

By ACI Prensa

Peruvian bishops ask for loosening of church restrictions

The Peruvian Bishops’ Conference has asked President Francisco Sagasti to correct “excessive limitations” on church attendance put in place by... Read more

Priest collar /

By CNA Staff

Canadian diocese to release list of priests found guilty of sex abuse

The Canadian diocese of Saskatoon has promised to release a list of priests and Church officials found guilty of sexual... Read more

Jeanine Áñez, then-interim president of Bolivia, in La Paz, Nov. 18, 2019. Áñez was arrested March 13, 2021, on charges of terrorism, sedition, and conspiracy. Credit: Radoslaw Czajkowski/Shutterstock

Bolivian bishops decry growing political persecution as ex-interim president arrested

The Bolivian Bishops’ Conference has denounced the arrest of the former interim president of the country, Jeanine Áñez, on charges... Read more