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Costa Rican bishop calls Catholics to witness to faith in public life

Jun 17, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

The Bishop of Ciudad Quesada on Tuesday called on the faithful not to hide their faith in private, but to... Read more

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Colombian diocese condemns car bombing at army base

Jun 17, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

The Diocese of Cúcuta has condemned Wednesday’s attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of the National Army, and warned... Read more

A prolife memorial at St. Joseph's church in Port Moody, Canada, that was vandalized June 13, 2021. Credit: St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Churches vandalized in Vancouver archdiocese

Jun 16, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Two parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver were vandalized last weekend. Read more

Pro-life demonstrator in Argentina | Photo: @connox.ph - Unidad Provida

Journalists funded by Planned Parenthood create 'black list' of Argentine pro-lifers

Jun 15, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

On Sunday a group of journalists from Argentina, financed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, published a "black list” with... Read more

Deaths by euthanasia soared last year in Canada

Jun 9, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The number of Canadians who ended their lives by euthanasia and assisted suicide increased by 17% in 2020, the country’s... Read more

Mexican bishops ask that election results be respected

Jun 8, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Mexican bishops’ conference on Monday asked the political forces in the country to respect the results of Sunday’s elections... Read more

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Widowed deacon in Argentina ordained a priest

Jun 7, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

Luis Avagliano served as a permanent deacon for 27 years, but after the death of his wife almost seven years... Read more

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kamloops, Canada, in February 2015. Credit: Alan Levine via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Tk̓emlúps 'disturbed' by vandalism of church building near Church-run school in Canada

Jun 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The chief of the Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc, or Kamloops Indian Band, has condemned the vandalism of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church... Read more

The clear response of a priest to Fr. James Martin for supporting 'gay pride'

Jun 4, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Fr. Nelson Medina, a Dominican priest from Colombia, responded to the June 2 Instagram video posted by Fr. James Martin... Read more

Cardinal Collins: Rediscover the 'treasure' of the Sacred Heart devotion this month

Jun 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archbishop of Toronto released a pastoral letter earlier this year offering meditations on and insights into the significance of... Read more

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Prolifers denounce media manipulation favoring legal abortion in El Salvador

Jun 2, 2021

By David Ramos

Sara Rogel, a woman convicted in El Salvador of murdering her newborn, recently was released from prison on parole, and... Read more

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Amid Colombia protests, archbishop urges overcoming visceral hatred with the love of God

Jun 1, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Archbishop of Bogotá, Luis José Rueda Aparicio, has encouraged Colombians to overcome their fratricidal "visceral hatred" with the authentic... Read more

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Canadian bishops pledge reconciliation after indigenous children's remains discovered at Catholic-run school

Jun 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Canadian bishops pledged to work towards healing and reconciliation with the country’s indigenous populations, after the remains of more than... Read more

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Anti-natalist policies in Argentina forebode a ‘demographic winter’

May 31, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

"The results of the anti-natalist policies implemented in recent years predict a ‘demographic winter’" for Argentina, warned the digital newsletter... Read more

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Male political candidates in Mexican state use gender ideology to file as trans women

May 26, 2021

By David Ramos

To avoid being left out of the 2021 Mexican elections because of a constitutional principle of “gender parity”, 18 male... Read more

Counterterrorism operations in Peru's Valle de los Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro. Credit: Ministerio de Defensa del Perú via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Peruvian bishops condemn mass killing by the Shining Path

May 25, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The president of the Peruvian bishops’ conference has condemned Sunday’s killing of 16 persons by the Shining Path, a communist... Read more

A basketball court serves as a polling place for voters during the 2018 Mexican general election, in Hermosillo, Sonora. Credit: Harry Thomas Flower/Shutterstock.

Xalapa archdiocese gives guidelines for 'responsible discernment' in Mexican legislative election

May 24, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The Archdiocese of Xalapa offered on Sunday four guidelines for  “responsible discernment” when casting a vote in the upcoming legislative... Read more

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Brazilian boy who painted pictures of saints to help pay for his medical treatment dies

May 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

Daniel Neves, a 13-year-old boy who painted pictures of the saints and the Blessed Virgin Mary to help to pay... Read more

Argentine lawyers take legal action against restrictions on Mass attendance

May 20, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

The Catholic Lawyers Corporation of Argentina filed a writ of amparo on Tuesday contending that recent health regulations decreed during... Read more

Emma Larson, who became Catholic after hearing a perfomance of the Ave Maria, at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver. Credit: The B.C. Catholic.

Beauty of concert Ave Maria drew woman to Catholic Church

May 20, 2021

By Agnieszka Ruck / BC Catholic

Though she could not comprehend the Latin, something about a powerful, building song the Chor Leoni Men’s Choir performed at... Read more