Americas News

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé

Hundreds of fans of soccer legend Pelé pray in front of hospital for his recovery

Dec 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

On Dec. 4, fans formed a circle, lit candles, held hands, and prayed an Our Father and a Hail Mary,... Read more

Chilean judge Eduardo Vio Grossi, the only pro-life judge serving at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), died Dec. 3, 2022, at the age of 78.

Only pro-life judge on Inter-American Court of Human Rights dies

Dec 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Chilean judge Eduardo Vio Grossi served as a judge at the Inter-American Court since 2010 and was the court’s vice... Read more

Archbishop Isaías Duarte Cancino

Former Colombian guerrilla fighter sentenced in murder of Catholic archbishop

Dec 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Isaías Duarte Cancino was murdered on March 16, 2002, by two hitmen on a motorcycle who were paid by... Read more

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Cuban priest: Dignity comes from God, not the government

Dec 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Alberto Reyes, a priest in Cuba, recently shared a reflection on Facebook about human dignity as experienced in his... Read more

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Pro-life Colombian lawmakers oppose euthanasia for children

Nov 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Pro-Life Caucus of Colombia’s Congress expressed its opposition to a bill that would extend euthanasia to children 6 and... Read more

Image of the Immaculate Conception of the Parish of San José de Tipitapa, Nicaragua

Dictatorship in Nicaragua prohibits Immaculate Conception procession

Nov 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The decision forces San José de Tipitapa parish in the Archdiocese of Managua to hold their celebrations in the parish... Read more

Sanctuary of the Miraculous Medal in Monte Sião, Brazil

The first church dedicated to the Miraculous Medal is in South America

Nov 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Our Lady’s intercession is credited with ending a prolonged period of drought in the town of Monte Sião, Brazil, in... Read more

David M. Cheney, the creator and manager of Catholic-Hierarchy.org

The ‘Random Catholic Dude’ behind the website chronicling the Catholic hierarchy

Nov 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

As he describes himself on his now-dormant Twitter account, David M. Cheney is, in some ways, just a “Random Catholic... Read more

Fabric “balconera” with the image of the Holy Family

‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ initiative comes to Buenos Aires

Nov 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

At the initiative of the Vicariate Center of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, this Christmas the “balconeras” are arriving in... Read more

A crowd accompanied Nathanael Alberione in his ordination on Nov. 21, 2022.

He was in a coma for 50 days due to COVID and was just ordained a priest

Nov 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nathanael Alberione was ordained a priest Nov. 21, after he became so sick with COVID that he didn't think he... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German Episcopal Conference and one of the two presidents of the German Synodal Path.

Dominican theologian to German Bishop Bätzing: Support for gay agenda is ‘modernist heresy’

Nov 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Nelson Medina Medina, a native of Colombia, is an influencer in the Spanish-speaking world with a presence on Twitter,... Read more

Lech Walesa on Nov. 19, 2022, at the Conservative Action Political Conference (CPAC) in Mexico.

Lech Walesa, friend of St. John Paul II, exposes the lies of communism

Nov 22, 2022

By Ana Paula Morales

The former president of Poland was in Mexico to participate in the first Conservative Political Action Conference in the country. Read more

Map of Nicaragua.

Nicaraguan bishops express concern for thousands who are leaving the country

Nov 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

In an Advent message issued Nov. 16, the bishops acknowledged “ the concerns we have about the social, political, and... Read more

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Contest seeks to fill Mexico with Nativity scenes in response to attempt to ban them

Nov 18, 2022

By David Ramos

The contest proposes that Mexicans “place Nativity scenes on public property and send photographs to our social media.” Read more

The Virgin of Guadalupe in the new basilica

Mexican archdiocese shares first photo ever taken of image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nov 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

“On the afternoon of May 18, 1923, photographer Manuel Ramos had the honor of being the first to photograph the... Read more

Communion hosts

The Church in Cuba will once again have Communion hosts thanks to donations of flour

Nov 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Discalced Carmelites of St. Teresa had informed all the dioceses Nov. 2 that they could no longer produce hosts... Read more

Adrián Martínez Cádiz, EWTN correspondent in Cuba

Cuban dictatorship to interrogate EWTN correspondent a second time

Nov 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Cuban dictatorship’s National Revolutionary Police once again summoned Adrián Martínez Cádizfor an “interview” or interrogation on Nov. 16. Read more

Sergio Ariel Ozán traveled more than 300 kilometers to visit the cathedral basilica and sanctuary of Our Lady of the Valley.

Construction worker travels hundreds of miles by horse to pay homage to Blessed Virgin Mary

Nov 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Arriving at the feet of Mary was “indescribable,” said the cowboy pilgrim, Sergio Ariel Ozán. Read more

Bishop Emeritus Bernardo Bastres Florence of the Diocese of Punta Arenas, Chile

Chilean court upholds acquittal of bishop accused of covering up teen’s disappearance

Nov 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Supreme Court of Justice of Chile recently upheld the acquittal of Bishop Emeritus Bernardo Bastres Florence of the Diocese... Read more

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Hand grenade found among donations to Beatitudes Home in Peru

Nov 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Omar Sánchez Portillo said the package with the explosive was left last weekend at the collection center in the... Read more