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Mar 2, 2021 - 06:41 pm .- The Canadian bishops’ conference announced Thursday that after a review of organizations that receive project funding from their international development agency, it will discontinue 24 partnerships over concerns about compatibility with Church teaching.
Mar 2, 2021 - 06:30 pm .- Begun in Peru in the 1600s, the tradition of reflecting on the last words of Christ from the cross is a Good Friday practice that has now spread across continents.
Mar 2, 2021 - 02:33 pm .- In a statement Tuesday responding to media inquiries about US president Joe Biden’s stated devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the bishops of Mexico expressed hope that public office holders would be enlightened by her.
Mar 1, 2021 - 03:08 pm .- A pro-life leader in Mexico has called the occupation of the legislature in Quintana Roo state by pro-abortion feminists “green terrorism”, after the color adopted by pro-abortion activists in Latin America.
Feb 28, 2021 - 04:01 am .- An investigation by a Vancouver, Canada Catholic newspaper has uncovered evidence that at least one of the region’s publicly funded health authorities has been offering patients euthanasia or assisted suicide without the patient requesting it. 
Feb 26, 2021 - 05:05 pm .- As religious services in British Columbia are still shut down by government orders, a Catholic archbishop is asking the government to reconsider and offer religious institutions the same rights as businesses. 
Feb 25, 2021 - 05:01 pm .- A church in Mexico City was the scene on Sunday of the death of Juan, a man in his sixties who got down on his knees to pray at the entrance of the church, made his way up the main aisle still on his knees, passed out, and died within minutes in front of the altar.
Feb 24, 2021 - 05:01 pm .- The local bishop and the regional superior of a priest who last week attempted to concelebrate the Eucharist with a Protestant minister have removed the priest as pastor of his parish.
Feb 23, 2021 - 08:01 pm .- Alliance Defending Freedom International has launched a petition addressed to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to rule in favor of religious freedom in Chile.
Feb 22, 2021 - 03:07 pm .- The Archdiocese of Panama warned the country’s faithful that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” (CDD in Spanish), which is trying to establish a presence in the country, is actually a partner organization of Catholics for Choice, a U.S. organization that promotes abortion.
Feb 19, 2021 - 03:55 pm .- The Peruvian bishops’ conference on Thursday condemned the country’s vaccine scandal, in which hundreds of prominent figures took advantage of their positions to receive coronavirus vaccination out of turn.
Feb 18, 2021 - 08:00 pm .- A Lenten campaign launched by Caritas Venezuela is raising money to help poor and vulnerable people in the country buy lifesaving medication.
Feb 17, 2021 - 03:52 pm .- The head of Brazil’s military ordinariate has told the nation’s bishops’ conference he will not use material from this year’s ecumenical Lenten campaign because it contains gender ideology concepts.
Feb 17, 2021 - 12:39 pm .- The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil has issued a statement to confront a wave of complaints over the inclusion of gender ideology and the almost null presence of Catholic concepts in the base text of the Ecumenical Fraternity Campaign for Lent 2021.
Feb 11, 2021 - 02:27 pm .- A North Vancouver church might be livestreaming Masses daily, but its pastor is ensuring his flock does not forget the importance of approaching the Eucharist in person, too.
Feb 9, 2021 - 08:01 pm .- The Diocese of Río Gallegos reported Feb. 8 that it did not authorize an attempted marriage between a man and a male transsexual on Feb. 6.
Feb 8, 2021 - 08:54 pm .- The president of the Department of Missions at the Colombian Bishops’ Conference marked the fourth anniversary of the kidnapping of Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez by requesting continued prayers for her.
Feb 5, 2021 - 05:01 pm .- The Scholas Occurrentes Pontifical Foundation, which states that its goal is to create a new vision for the education of children around the world, is not only using Pope Francis’ support to fundraise around the world, but also to disseminate material on gender ideology to children in at least a dozen countries in Latin America.
Feb 5, 2021 - 03:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa said on Thursday that Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has tested positive for COVID-19 and is “stable and recovering” at a local private clinic. 
Feb 3, 2021 - 02:11 pm .- The Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, celebrated Mass Jan. 31 to commemorate six months since the attack that destroyed part of the chapel of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where the crucifix known as “the Blood of Christ” was kept.