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The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception seen amid Saint John, New Brunswick.

New Brunswick dioceses will not require COVID vaccination to attend Mass

Sep 24, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

The Archdiocese of Moncton announced Friday the four bishops in the province have adopted a common policy for attendance at... Read more

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

Canada's bishops apologize for abuses at residential schools

Sep 24, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Catholic bishops of Canada issued a formal apology to the Indigenous population of the country for the abuses of... Read more

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador.

Salvadoran archbishop thanks president for promise not to approve pro-abortion constitutional changes

Sep 23, 2021

By David Ramos

The Archbishop of San Salvador thanked Saturday the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, for his commitment not to approve... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception seen amid Saint John, New Brunswick.

New Brunswick mandates COVID vaccine pass, but Catholic dioceses take differing approaches

Sep 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Diocese of Saint John, New Brunswick has said proof of vaccination will not be required for Mass or the... Read more

Haitian Cardinal Chibly Langlois speaks during a Caritas Internationalis webinar, Sept. 21, 2021.

Catholic cardinal says Haiti's 'catastrophic situation' led Haitians to U.S. border

Sep 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Catholic cardinal, who was injured in Haiti’s recent earthquake, is also a leader in the recovery efforts for the... Read more

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Mexican Supreme Court invalidates medical conscientious objection law

Sep 21, 2021

By David Ramos,Walter Sanchez Silva

Mexico's Supreme Court on Monday invalidated an article of the General Health Law that broadly provided for medical personnel's conscientious... Read more

Coronavirus vaccine, stock image.

Canadian archbishop: Only fully vaccinated can attend Mass

Sep 18, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Unvaccinated Catholics barred from attending Mass in Canada's New Brunswick province, which has had fewer than 50 COVID-19 related deaths... Read more

Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez at the Holy See press office, Oct. 8, 2014.

Argentine archbishop warns president: 'There is little time left' to avoid debacle

Sep 18, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández of La Plata warned Argentine president Alberto Fernández Thursday that his priorities, such as abortion, marijuana,... Read more

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Mexican episcopate won't cover medical expenses of priests with COVID-19 who aren't vaccinated

Sep 17, 2021

By David Ramos

The financial assistance service of the Mexican bishops’ conference stated last month that it will not cover the medical expenses... Read more

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador.

Salvadoran president urged to oppose proposed pro-abortion constitutional changes

Sep 15, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Seventy-five pro-life and pro-family organizations on Monday asked the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, to oppose the changes to... Read more

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Mexican bishops announce march 'for women and for life'

Sep 15, 2021

By David Ramos

In response to recent rulings by the nation’s Supreme Court decriminalizing abortion, the bishops of Mexico have called on the... Read more

The facade of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in Mexico City.

Thousands demonstrate outside Mexico's Supreme Court to defend life, reject abortion

Sep 14, 2021

By David Ramos

More than 2,500 people demonstrated Monday outside the Mexican Supreme Court building in Mexico City to defend life and oppose... Read more

The Cuban flag.

Two months after Cuba protests, religious leaders continue to demand justice for detainees

Sep 14, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

Two months after protests of Cuba’s communist government, the Cuban Conference of Men and Women Religious has denounced irregularities in... Read more

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021.

CMMB provides medical relief, long-term recovery in Haiti after 7.2 magnitude earthquake

Sep 14, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On August 14, Josette lost everything. A single mother, she had gone to the supermarket to sell items to support... Read more

Pedro Castillo, who was inaugurated as president of Peru July 28, 2021.

Archbishop calls on Peruvian president to rid his administration of ties to Shining Path

Sep 13, 2021

By David Ramos

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi of Piura called Sunday on the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, to rid his cabinet... Read more

Abimael Guzmán after his capture in 1992.

Peruvian terrorist leader dies in prison; archbishop urges prayers for his soul

Sep 11, 2021

By Jonah McKeown,David Ramos

“The Lord Jesus has asked us to love our enemies and on the cross he has given us an example... Read more

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Mexico City archbishop to Supreme Court: An attack on life is an attack on God

Sep 10, 2021

By David Ramos

Following the ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court opening the door to the decriminalization of abortion, the Archbishop of Mexico warned... Read more

The female branch of the Heralds of the Gospel.

Vatican: Minors living in homes of Heralds of the Gospel must return to their families

Sep 9, 2021

By ACI Digital

The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has decreed that minors living at homes of... Read more

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Mexican Supreme Court, in decision of 'infamy,' annuls constitutional protections for unborn

Sep 9, 2021

By David Ramos,CNA Staff

The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), the highest judicial body in Mexico, ruled September 9 against the... Read more

Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

Priest shot dead in Haiti

Sep 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Father André Sylvestre, 70, was shot to death in Cap-Haitien on Monday, outside a bank where he had just completed... Read more