Americas News

One priest and seven deacons were ordained July 20 in the Matagalpa cathedral by the president of the Nicaraguan Bishops’ Conference.

First ordinations take place in Nicaraguan diocese since exile of Bishop Álvarez

Jul 22, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

One priest and seven deacons were ordained July 20 by the president of the Nicaraguan Bishops’ Conference in the Matagalpa... Read more

A recent Cardus study says young Catholics are twice as likely as their senior counterparts to attend religious services at least once a month.

Young adults defying secularism trend in Canadian Church

Jul 22, 2024

By Luke Mandato

A recent Cardus study says young Catholics are twice as likely as their senior counterparts to attend religious services at... Read more

Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate for the Plataforma Unitaria Democratica party, Edmundo Gonzalez Urrutia (left) and current Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro appear to have the lead in that country’s upcoming elections, which will take place July 28, 2024.

The faith of Venezuela’s presidential candidates: A crucial decision for Catholic voters

Jul 20, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

Presidential elections will be held in Venezuela next Sunday, July 28. Read more


Puebla state in Mexico decriminalizes abortion, archdiocese responds

Jul 18, 2024

By Diego López Colín

In a statement posted on Facebook the same day, the Archdiocese of Puebla expressed “its most profound sadness” after the... Read more


The faith and witness of a young athlete who died running a half marathon

Jul 17, 2024

By Diego López Colín

In a July 14 statement, the Mexico City Sports Institute reported that a man died after fainting near the Angel... Read more

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez.

Guadalajara archbishop to Pope Francis on Latin Mass ban: ‘Do not allow this to happen’

Jul 16, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez has implored Pope Francis not to ban the Traditional Latin Mass amid rumors that the Vatican... Read more

Known as “Charlie” — abbreviated to just “Chali” in his most intimate circle — from childhood Carlos Manuel “Charlie” Rodríguez exuded a gift and zeal for communicating the tremendous value and vitality of the Catholic faith.

Charlie Rodríguez, first contemporary beatified layman in the Americas

Jul 13, 2024

By Ken Oliver-Méndez

July 13 marks the feast day of a dynamic, enthusiastic Catholic layman from the Caribbean who was beatified by Pope... Read more

Cristóbal Ascencio García, the bishop of Apatzingán in the Mexican state of Michoacán, asked the Catholic faithful to pray "that a Mexico [living] in freedom and a Mexico capable of showing its faith and love may not be lost."

Communism is ‘imminent’ in Mexico, bishop says

Jul 12, 2024

By Diego López Colín

In a Mass celebrated on June 30 the prelate thanked those who remain in prayer for Mexico and pray “in... Read more

Daniel Ortega.

Radio María in Nicaragua shut down by country’s dictatorship 

Jul 10, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The decision was detailed in a ministerial agreement signed by the ministry of the interior and published July 9 in... Read more

Members of the civil society organization Actívate (Get Active) celebrated the appointment of new judges to the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights, especially highlighting the election of Peruvian Alberto Borea and Paraguayan Diego Moreno "for not being promoters of abortion."

Sustained pushback against abortion, gender ideology at OAS meeting 

Jul 9, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The 54th regular session of the general assembly of the Organization of American States was held from June 26-28 in... Read more

Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani is archbishop emeritus of Lima, Perú.

Peru cardinal celebrates 36 years as a bishop, thanks Opus Dei founder, John Paul II

Jul 6, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The cardinal in a July 4 video message from Rome posted by Diario Expreso recalled the day of his episcopal... Read more

Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio

Cardinal Rueda: With trust placed in Jesus, you can face the most adverse situations

Jul 4, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Christian who places his trust in the cross and resurrection of Christ can face the most adverse situations, Cardinal... Read more

“The disbelief of Thomas has been more beneficial to our faith than the faith of all the disciples,” St. Gregory the Great said.

How Doubting Thomas strengthens the faith of Christians, according to three great saints

Jul 3, 2024

By Abel Camasca

While a lack of faith, according to three great saints, Thomas’ doubt actually had the benefit of confirming Christians in... Read more

Bucking the trend, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in Canada has voted against flying flags in support of “particular observances,” including “Pride” month.

Controversy swirls around Canadian Catholic schools celebrating ‘Pride’ month 

Jun 28, 2024

By Martin Barillas

For the third year in a row, St. Denis Catholic School in Toronto, Ontario, raised the Pride flag on school... Read more

St. Irenaeus of Lyon.

St. Irenaeus of Lyon: the legacy of the early Church father and doctor of unity

Jun 28, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Irenaeus grew up to write vastly influential documents that witnessed to the early Church’s understanding of topics ranging from the... Read more

The Presidential Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay on July 10, 2015.

Paraguayan bishops speak out at OAS General Assembly amid threats to life and family

Jun 27, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The central theme of this year's general assembly is: “Integration and Security for the Sustainable Development of the Region.” Read more


What are schism and excommunication in the Catholic Church?

Jun 25, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Just what are schism and excommunication in the Catholic Church? Here’s an explanation. Read more

Roger Foley enjoys taste-testing three different kinds of hummus, his favourite food, on the day of a video shoot with Amanda Achtman of the Dying to Meet You project in Canada. The two spoke about Foley's difficulty accessing quality care for his needs and being offered Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) "several times."

Canadian man offered euthanasia ‘multiple times’: ‘I don’t want to give up my life’

Jun 23, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Roger Foley says he has been offered euthanasia as he struggles with lifelong disabilities and chronic pain from a disease... Read more

St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Family sues over hospital’s religious exemption for euthanasia

Jun 20, 2024

By The B.C. Catholic

The lawsuit filed in British Columbia’s Supreme Court on June 17 wants the province to remove the religious exemption. Read more


Argentine bishops speak out about interrupting Mass with political chants

Jun 19, 2024

By Julieta Villar

Recently, participants at Mass in Argentina started chanting the political slogan “the country is not for sale,” an expression of... Read more