Americas News

The central plaza in Taxco, a city in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

Why did four Mexican bishops meet with organized crime bosses?

Feb 23, 2024

By Diego López Colín

Father Mario Ángel Flores Ramos of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference discussed with ACI Prensa the bishops’ recent meeting with organized... Read more

Guadalajara Cathedral (Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady), Mexico.

2024 International Congress of Families to be held in Mexico

Feb 21, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The theme of this year’s congress will be “All Families Can Be Better.” Read more

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Pro-life advocates fight against euthanasia expansions across Canada, Australia

Feb 21, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In Canada, euthanasia and assisted suicide have been legal for nearly a decade and in Australia all six of the... Read more

Bishop Pierre André Dumas is vice president of the Haitian Bishops' Conference.

Haitian bishop in ‘stable’ condition after explosion in Port-au-Prince

Feb 20, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Bishop Pierre-André Dumas was injured in an explosion in Haiti’s capital on Feb. 18. Read more

Symbols of several of the world's leading religions.

Are all religions equal? A Catholic priest responds

Feb 19, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Father Eduardo Hayen Cuarón, director of the newspaper Presencia in Mexico, responded to the question of whether all religions are... Read more

Sister Cecilia María of the Holy Face.

Argentine nun remembered for her smile considered for sainthood

Feb 17, 2024

By Julieta Villar

The edict has been signed that begins the process prior to the opening of the cause of canonization of Sister... Read more

St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in Chilpancingo, Mexico.

Seeking peace in Mexico, four bishops meet with organized crime 

Feb 17, 2024

By Diego López Colín, David Ramos

Four bishops from the Mexican state of Guerrero recently met with members of organized crime in an effort to seek... Read more

Mexican presidential candidates Xóchitl Gálvez and Claudia Sheinbaum met separately with Pope Francis.

Mexican presidential candidates meet with Pope Francis

Feb 16, 2024

By Diego López Colín

2024 Mexican presidential candidates Xóchitl Gálvez Ruiz and Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo met separately with Pope Francis this week. Read more

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Ecuadorian bishops oppose decriminalization of euthanasia: ‘Human life is sacred’

Feb 15, 2024

By Diego Lopez Marina

“Human life is sacred and inviolable. Any complicity with death ends up being paid for by the weakest and most... Read more

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza resigned as bishop of the Diocese of David in Panama Feb. 15, 2024, two weeks after his disappearance that has not yet been explained.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Panamanian cardinal who went missing

Feb 15, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Vatican Press Office reported Feb. 15 that Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán of... Read more

Ashes at Sant'Anselmo all'Aventino in Rome.

10 important things to know about Ash Wednesday

Feb 14, 2024

By Diego Lopez Marina

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, which is structured to spiritually prepare to walk with the Lord through his... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia in Córdoba province, Argentina, displays an image of Our Lady of Lourdes of Altagracia that is not there — but everyone sees it.

The image of Our Lady of Lourdes that’s not there but everyone sees it

Feb 12, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Those who visit the chapel of the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia, Argentina, witness... Read more

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The drama of human trafficking in the world: 50 million are enslaved

Feb 9, 2024

By Verónica Toller

Any day of the year more than 50 million people are enslaved in the world according to the latest estimate... Read more

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada.

Archdiocese of Montreal sues Quebec government over MAID forced upon hospice

Feb 9, 2024

By Anna Farrow

Montreal’s Archbishop Christian Lépine is taking on the attorney general of Quebec. Read more

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Activists prepare to sue Canadian Catholic hospital over assisted suicide refusal

Feb 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Assisted suicide activisits say the lawsuit against St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver “would pave the way for the secularization of... Read more

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Euthanasia for Canada’s mentally ill still on the table despite ‘pause’ on implementation

Feb 9, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The Canadian government has paused implementing medical assistance in dying (MAID). But the pause does not mean a permanent halt... Read more

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Ecuador’s Constitutional Court decriminalizes euthanasia

Feb 8, 2024

By Diego Lopez Marina

According to one pro-life leader, “this is a very hard blow against the human dignity and constitutional rights of Ecuadorians.” Read more

The Sisters of the Fraternity of the Poor Ones of Jesus Christ

Dictatorship in Nicaragua uses confiscated nuns’ home as migration office

Feb 7, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The former house of the Sisters of the Fraternity of the Poor Ones of Jesus Christ is in the city... Read more

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith.

Parental rights win with new Alberta policy

Feb 7, 2024

By Quinton Amundson

The new policy, introduced by Premier Danielle Smith, will forbid gender reassignment surgery for minors under 18 and puberty blockers... Read more

Archbishop Emeritus Héctor Aguer of La Plata, Argentina.

Argentine archbishop criticizes cardinals who back Fiducia Supplicans

Feb 5, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Archbishop Emeritus Héctor Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, criticized two cardinals who expressed support for the Vatican declaration Fiducia Supplicans. Read more