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Nov 23, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver expressed disappointment with the government’s decision to ban religious services as part of a plan to curb the pandemic in British Columbia.
Nov 20, 2020 - 04:48 pm .- Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has rebuked members of the local Catholic school board for refusing to allow a passage of the Catechism of the Catholic Church pertaining to ministry to people with same-sex attraction to be read during a recent meeting.
Nov 18, 2020 - 12:33 pm .- With Hurricane Iota becoming the second major hurricane to hit Central America this November, relief agencies have tried to prepare for even more destruction and have appealed for donations and support from around the world.
Nov 16, 2020 - 11:50 am .- Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, who served as Archbishop of Quito from 2003 to 2010, died Sunday after spending several weeks in palliative care.
Nov 9, 2020 - 08:04 pm .- A group of militants charged into a Catholic church in Argentina on Friday, beat the priest, desecrated the Eucharist, and vandalized the interior of the church. Five were eventually apprehended.
Nov 5, 2020 - 02:48 pm .- Guatemala’s Interior Ministry rescinded Wednesday an agreement it had made last month allowing Planned Parenthood to establish and operate branch office in the country.
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Nov 3, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- Demonstrators this weekend protested the Vatican-ordered closure of Mary Mother of God Seminary in San Rafael, Argentina.
Nov 1, 2020 - 08:00 am .- A Brazilian court has ruled that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” must remove the term “Catholic” from its name, as the organization’s goals are incompatible with the values of the Catholic Church. The organization is an outgrowth of the U.S. based Catholics for Choice, which advocates for pro-abortion policies.
Oct 28, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- After remarks in a newly-released documentary from Pope Francis on civil unions, the archbishop emeritus of La Plata, Argentina, has offered his recollection of a 2010 debate on civil unions which took place within the Argentine bishops’ conference, while the country’s legislature was preparing to approve a same-sex marriage bill.
Oct 27, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations has said that faith-based organizations need to help the international community to see its “lack of consistency” in implementing its most basic principles, such as respect for the dignity of every human being.
Oct 24, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Pontifical Foundation Scholas Occurentes, which is charged with promoting education in underserved and poor communities, has received millions in donations and agreements with organizations in recent years, without having built any schools in underserved neighborhoods.
Oct 23, 2020 - 04:25 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Argentina have blasted a plan to introduce an abortion legalization bill in the country, saying it is “untenable and inappropriate” to prioritize abortion during an ongoing pandemic.
Oct 22, 2020 - 08:01 pm .- Following recent attacks on three churches in Chile, the bishops of Paraguay, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina expressed their closeness to and support of the Church in Chile.
Oct 22, 2020 - 12:18 am .- A Canadian report has put a dollar figure on legal assisted suicide, claiming that legalization has saved millions of dollars in health care costs—and that a looming expansion of legal assisted suicide, known by backers as “aid in dying,” would save millions more.
Oct 21, 2020 - 11:00 am .- On World Mission Sunday, October 18, the archbishop of Guadalajara ordained 34 new priests (33 diocesan and 1 religious) and 11 new deacons.
Oct 20, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The pastor of a parish destroyed by arson in Santiago, Chile on Sunday has urged local Catholics to reject temptations toward revenge, and to place their hope in unity with Jesus Christ.
Oct 19, 2020 - 10:18 am .- The Archbishop of Santiago de Chile condemned arson attacks that destroyed two Chilean churches Sunday, and called on Catholics to carry out acts of reparation for the attacks.
Oct 18, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A bill purporting to secure equality and anti-discrimination in Belize was withdrawn last month, after Bishop Lawrence Nicasio and other Catholic leaders raised objections to the bill’s treatment of sexual orientation and gender identity. 
Oct 13, 2020 - 11:01 am .- The Archdiocese of Managua has expressed its concern over new threats to freedom and personal safety in Nicaragua, and urged the country’s board of elections “to guarantee free elections" in 2021.

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