Americas News

New technologies can both enable and enhance the contemplation of beauty in church architecture.

A drone’s-eye view of 7 glorious Catholic churches

Apr 14, 2024

By Abel Camasca

New technologies allow us to contemplate from different angles, inside and outside, these stellar churches dedicated to the worship of... Read more

Archbishop Mario Antonio Cargnello of Salta, Argentina.

Argentine archbishop found guilty of gender-based violence against nuns

Apr 12, 2024

By Julieta Villar

A civil court judge in Argentina has ruled in favor of the Carmelite sisters there in a case of alleged... Read more

Bishop Joseph Khawam is apostolic exarch for the Melkite Church in Venezuela and apostolic administrator of the Melkite Eparchy in Mexico.

Catholic bishop protests deportation by Mexican immigration authorities

Apr 9, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Bishop Joseph Khawam, a bishop of the Melkite rite, protested his alleged mistreatment and subsequent deportation by Mexican authorities. Read more

Eleven Christian leaders were sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $880 million on March 19, 2024, by the dictatorship in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua dictatorship sentences 11 Christian leaders to prison, fines them $880 million

Apr 8, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The trial took place in wake of the leaders’ success in bringing together thousands of people to pray in public... Read more

Image of the Divine Mercy.

5 reasons to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Apr 7, 2024

By ACI Prensa

The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a pious practice revealed to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska by Jesus himself that has spread... Read more

A room at the former hospice facility run by the Delta Hospice Society in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. The Canadian government in 2020 ended a $1.5 million funding contract with Delta Hospice over the organization’s refusal to implement medical assistance in dying (MAID). Then British Columbian Fraser Health Authority terminated the property lease with Delta Hospice, which shut the facility down. 

Hospice leader in Canada promotes anti-euthanasia film: ‘My life’s work’

Apr 6, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The president of Delta Hospice Society is promoting a new film to raise awareness of the “predatory doctor-assisted suicide regime”... Read more

View of a pantheon built by the Red Cross to bury the bodies of irregular migrants at the Municipal Cemetery of El Real de Santa Maria, Darien Province, Panama, on March 8, 2023, on the eve of its delivery to Panamanian authorities. The Red Cross constructed the hundred niches pantheon to bury the bodies of irregular migrants who die during their journey through the inhospitable Darien jungle in search of the American dream.

‘Out of Christian charity,’ priests bury migrants who died in Darien jungle

Apr 5, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

The inhospitable Darién jungle has for years become an unavoidable route for hundreds of thousands of migrants who want to... Read more

Guinness World Records recognized Juan Vicente Pérez Mora as the oldest man in the world on Feb. 4, 2022, when he was 112 years old and 253 days old.

Oldest man in the world dead at 114; prayed the rosary twice daily

Apr 4, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Juan Vicente Pérez Mora was awarded the oldest man in the world distinction by Guinness World Records on Feb. 4,... Read more

As smoke billows from the Ministry of Finance building behind them, people leave the area after hearing gunshots from armed gangs near the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on April 2, 2024.

Crisis in Haiti worsens: Minor seminary attacked by gangs

Apr 3, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

The Haitian Conference of Religious reported that a minor seminary run by the Spiritan Fathers was attacked April 1 by... Read more

Richard Dawkins, founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, on Dec. 4, 2014, in Sydney, Australia.

Famous atheist Richard Dawkins says he considers himself a ‘cultural Christian’

Apr 3, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Atheist Richard Dawkins said of Christianity: “It seems to me to be a fundamentally decent religion, in a way that... Read more

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Church in Mexico condemns murder of 8-year-old girl, vigilante retribution

Apr 3, 2024

By Diego López Colín

“We are destroying ourselves little by little,” the Primatial Archdiocese of Mexico said in condemnation of the recent kidnapping and... Read more

Pope Francis and Archbishop José Antonio Eguren.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Peruvian archbishop

Apr 2, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes, Peru. Read more

Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller is presented with a gift at the Sacred Covenant signing on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Archdiocese of Vancouver signs ‘sacred covenant’ with First Nation in British Columbia

Apr 2, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Archbishop J. Michael Miller called the pact a historic milestone that “forges a new relationship” between native communities and the... Read more

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Catholic cemeteries on the front line against secular fear of death

Apr 1, 2024

By The B.C. Catholic

Cemeteries are the front line of defense against society’s secularism and fear of death and suffering, said the director of... Read more

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What is transhumanism and what are its ethical challenges? A Catholic philosopher responds

Mar 30, 2024

By Diego López Marina

In a recent interview with ACI Prensa, Argentine philosopher Mariano Asla offered a critical analysis of transhumanism. Read more

A Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish procession honoring the patroness of Cuba on Sept. 7, 2023.

More Holy Week processions prohibited in Cuba

Mar 28, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The regime of President Miguel Díaz-Canel in Cuba has prohibited several Holy Week processions in different cities of the country. Read more

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Canadian judge grants 27-year-old autistic woman’s request for assisted suicide

Mar 28, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The woman’s father argued against the decision, saying that his daughter “is generally healthy.” Read more

Based on his extensive apostolate on the internet, Dominican friar Nelson Medina offers several tips.

5 tips for evangelizing on social media

Mar 28, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Friar Nelson Medina, a Dominican known for his extensive apostolate on the internet, offers five tips for Catholics to do... Read more

Archbishop Alfredo José Espinoza Mateus of Quito presided over a solemn Mass in the Basilica of the National Vow in the Ecuadorian capital to renew the country's consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

‘Everything is yours!’: Ecuador renews its consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Mar 27, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

On March 25, Monday of Holy Week, Ecuador renewed its historic consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, first carried... Read more

Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo García of Santiago de Cuba prays before an image of Mary in the Basilica National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Charity on March 24, 2024.

Cuban archbishop makes emotional plea to Virgin Mary for electricity, food, and freedom 

Mar 26, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The archbishop of Santiago de Cuba, Dionisio Guillermo García, offered a lengthy prayer before the nation’s patroness, the Virgin of... Read more