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Mexico presidential candidates Claudia Sheinbaum (left) and Xóchitl Gálvez speak after the last presidential debate ahead the presidential election at Centro Cultural Tlatelolco on May 19, 2024, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Our Lady of Guadalupe becomes point of contention in Mexican presidential debate

May 22, 2024

By Diego López Colín

Our Lady of Guadalupe took center stage during the presidential debate in Mexico this week. Read more

Father Alberto Reyes has emerged as a critical voice against the extreme poverty and repressive actions of Cuba's police state.

Cuba’s government shuts down priest’s peaceful protest

May 22, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

Father Alberto Reyes held a peaceful protest over the situation in the country by ringing the bells of his parish... Read more

Archbishop Alfredo José Espinoza Mateus, SDB, discusses the upcoming International Eucharistic Congress to be held Sept. 8–15, 2024, in Quito, Ecuador, on “EWTN News Nightly” May 21, 2024.

Archbishop shares key themes of upcoming International Eucharistic Congress in Ecuador 

May 22, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

“I hope that it will be a congress that commits and leads to life..." Archbishop Alfredo José Espinoza Mateus, SDB,... Read more

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Pope Francis to palliative care symposium: Euthanasia is a ‘failure of love’

May 22, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis sent a message to an interfaith symposium on palliative care taking place in Toronto May 21–23. Read more

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix is archbishop of Quebec, Canada.

Vatican: Investigation of Canadian cardinal found no ‘misconduct or abuse’ 

May 21, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix was accused as part of a class-action lawsuit against the Quebec Archdiocese of abusing a 17-year-old girl... Read more

The President of the Communications Commission of the 2024 International Eucharistic Congress, Father Livingston Olivares (left), accompanies EWTN Vice President for Programming and Production Peter Gagnon (center-right), EWTN Vice President for Spanish-language Production, Marketing, and Radio Enrique Duprat (center-left), EWTN Production Director Michael Holmes (far right), and IEC Quito 2024 Communications Coordinator Marcelo Mejía (front, kneeling) at the Monument to the Equator, the exact location of the Equator (from which the country of Ecuador takes its name) on the outskirts of the country's capital city of Quito, site of the 2024 International Eucharistic Congress.

EWTN designated official channel for 2024 International Eucharistic Congress

The 53rd International Eucharistic Congress has chosen EWTN as the official channel for providing live coverage of the Sept. 8–15... Read more

Mother of twin priests Eliete Dahan dos Santos says “there is no greater wealth than having priest sons.”

Mother of twin priests: The greatest wealth for parents is to have sons who are priests

May 21, 2024

By Natalia Zimbrão

“I believe there is no greater wealth for parents than having sons who are priests,” says Eliete Dahan dos Santos... Read more

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Peru’s government considers transexualism a mental health problem: what you need to know

May 17, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The government of Peru has published a supreme decree in which “transsexualism” and “gender identity disorder” are considered “mental health... Read more

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Church in Mexico wins lawsuit filed by ‘trans’ person seeking baptismal record change

May 15, 2024

By Diego López Colín

A Mexican court has ruled in favor of the Diocese of Querétaro in a lawsuit that demanded the diocese change... Read more

Picture of the Cathedral Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida taken on the day of the patron saint of Brazil, in Aparecida, Sao Paulo State, on Oct. 12, 2022.

Aparecida Shrine in Brazil inaugurates new Rupnik mosaics 

May 15, 2024

By Nathália Queiroz

The National Shrine of Aparecida in the Brazilian state of São Paulo inaugurated in a May 11 ceremony the new... Read more

Our Lady of Medianeira is among 31 flooded churches in the Archdiocese of Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Heavy rains in Brazil leave hundreds dead or injured, half a million homeless, churches flooded

May 14, 2024

By Monasa Narjara

The heavy rains that have pounded the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul have flooded 31 churches in the... Read more

Father Eduardo Chávez has been immersed in the study and dissemination of the message of the Virgin of Guadalupe for more than 40 years.

Expert on Our Lady of Guadalupe named master theologian on apparitions

May 14, 2024

By Diego López Colín

Father Eduardo Chávez, postulator of the cause for canonization of St. Juan Diego, has been confirmed as “master Guadalupan theologian.” Read more

Archbishop J. Michael Miller celebrates Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Delta before the March for Life in Victoria, British Columbia, on May 9, 2024. He prayed that they “may be worthy and effective messengers of hope.”

Bishops speak of ‘moral crisis’ before March for Life in Victoria, British Columbia

Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller told the pro-life worshippers that they are “praying in a special way that reverence for... Read more

Pro-life supporters march in this year's March for Life in Ottawa, Canada, May 9, 2024.

Thousands pack Ottawa’s Parliament Hill for 27th annual March for Life

May 10, 2024

By Anna Farrow

Thousands of pro-lifers packed onto Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, with signs highlighting the right to life of the... Read more

People flee their neighborhoods on May 2, 2024, after armed gangs terrorized the Delmas 24 and Solino areas on the night of May 1 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Haiti in danger of ‘a real genocide,’ priest warns

May 9, 2024

By Ana Paula Morales

“The people [of Haiti] who are crying out for help today need men and women of goodwill from all countries... Read more

Xóchitl Gálvez, Jorge Álvarez Máynez, and Claudia Sheinbaum.

Where do the Mexican presidential candidates stand on abortion and the LGBT lobby’s agenda?

May 9, 2024

By Diego López Colín

There are three candidates in the race for president of Mexico: Claudia Sheinbaum, Xóchitl Gálvez, and Jorge Álvarez Máynez. Read more

Bishop Bart van Roijen walked the length of the Gaza Strip on April 29 in support of those suffering due to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Catholic bishop walks length of Gaza Strip in support of cease-fire

May 6, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

A Catholic bishop in eastern Canada walked the length of the Gaza Strip on April 29 in support of those... Read more

Pro-lifers march in Colombia on May 4, 2024, in the country's capital, Bogotá, and other cities and towns throughout the country.

Colombians march simultaneously in multiple cities to demand end to abortion

May 6, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

Under the theme “Colombia, With Life There Is Hope,” tens of thousands of Colombians took to the streets May 4... Read more

A patient at the new Misky María Palliative Care Hospital located on the outskirts of Lima, Perú.

New palliative care hospital brings ‘sweetness of Mary’ to poorest in Peru

May 4, 2024

By Diego López Marina

In the context of the recent news of the death of Ana Estrada, the first person to request and receive... Read more

God “is our peace” and “prayer leads us to meet him,” said the archbishop of Bogotá, Cardinal Luis José Rueda Aparicio.

Colombian bishops call for day of prayer for peace, reconciliation in violence-torn country

May 2, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference has called on all Catholics to join the Day of the Holy Cross on May 3... Read more