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Jan 27, 2021 - 12:02 am .- The Catholic bishops of Brazil are decrying worsening conditions and alleged torture in the country’s prisons during the pandemic, as evidenced by a lengthy report released last week. 
Jan 26, 2021 - 03:01 pm .- A Catholic student who said his university’s newspaper wrongly fired him for his critical views of homosexuality and transgenderism has filed a claim in a Canadian human rights tribunal, saying he was wrongly discriminated against.
Jan 22, 2021 - 04:06 pm .- Carlos Cardinal Aguiar Retes of Mexico denied this week that his archdiocese has incurred “material and spiritual abandonment” of his predecessor, who is gravely ill with Covid-19, by not providing for his care in a private hospital.
Jan 22, 2021 - 12:06 am .- As cases of assisted suicide continue to increase annually in Ontario, pro-life advocates have called on the government to implement laws to help stem the tide of medically facilitated death.
Jan 19, 2021 - 11:01 pm .- As the second wave of coronavirus has severely impacted people in the Amazon, Brazilian bishops have asked for donations of oxygen supplies to help patients in crowded hospitals.
Jan 17, 2021 - 05:00 pm .- A priest found spiritual renewal in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. He hopes to share that renewal in a new book, “Finding Christ in the Crisis: What the Pandemic Can Teach Us.” 
Jan 15, 2021 - 04:47 pm .- A hospice in Delta, British Columbia is laying off all staff next month as they will be evicted from their building due to their opposition to euthanasia.
Jan 14, 2021 - 09:22 pm .- A convent of Conceptionist Sisters in the Archdiocese of Évora, Portugal is experiencing a major COVID-19 outbreak, and the local bishop is asking for prayers for the sisters and the elderly they serve.
Jan 14, 2021 - 05:47 pm .- Canada’s highest court has ruled that the Archdiocese of St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador will be responsible for Mount Cashel Orphanage child abuse lawsuits against the Congregation of Christian Brothers.
Jan 12, 2021 - 07:01 pm .- A group of Catholic women in the Diocese of San Rafael have launched a campaign to adopt the seminarians affected by the closure of the local seminary.
Jan 12, 2021 - 04:57 pm .- The Colombian diocese of Santa Marta announced on Tuesday that Bishop Luis Adriano Piedrahita Sandoval, 74, died January 11 of complications from COVID-19.
Jan 11, 2021 - 04:47 pm .- The Dominican bishops’ conference issued a statement Sunday rejecting a proposal to legalize abortion under certain conditions in a newly revised penal code being debated in the Dominican Congress.
Jan 8, 2021 - 03:12 pm .- The Venezuelan Bishops' Conference (CEV) announced Friday morning that the 69-year-old Bishop of Trujillo, Cástor Oswaldo Azuaje, has died of COVID-19.
Jan 8, 2021 - 09:45 am .- The traditional youth pilgrimage to the monument of Christ the King on the “Cerro del Cubilete” (Dice Cup Hill) in Guanajuato, Mexico, will take place virtually Jan. 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
Jan 7, 2021 - 06:01 pm .- The Secretary General of the Mexican Bishops Conference made a call on behalf of the Mexican episcopate for peace to prevail in the US.
Jan 6, 2021 - 09:09 pm .- In a New Year’s message posted on the Archdiocese of Caracas website, Archbishop Emeritus Jorge Urosa Savino said that despite the chaotic situation in Venezuela, Catholics can still hope for a Happy 2021, but that the country urgently needs a change of government.
Jan 6, 2021 - 04:27 pm .- Fr. James Flores Álvarez, rector of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in the Archdiocese of Corrientes, died Tuesday of COVID-19.
Jan 6, 2021 - 03:11 pm .- Several bakeries in Mexico decided to replace the Christ child with Baby Yoda in king cakes for Epiphany, causing controversy.
Jan 4, 2021 - 04:14 pm .- A 25-year-old man who late last year interrupted a Mass in Canada by exposing himself as part of a “prank video” has been charged with a hate crime and banned from all diocesan property.
Jan 4, 2021 - 03:46 pm .- Several hours before the beginning of 2021, a 9-year-old Argentine boy was saved from a stray bullet by a small metal crucifix on his chest, an event that local media have called "a New Year's Miracle."

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