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Canada's bishops: Choose Covid vaccines with least connection to abortion, when possible

The Catholic bishops of Canada wrote this week on whether certain COVID-19 vaccines are morally preferable for Catholics, if given... Read more

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo, Jan. 18, 2018. Credit: BW Press/Shutterstock.

Lula, Brazilian ex-president, thanks Pope Francis for solidarity after convictions nullified

The former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, thanked Pope Francis for his solidarity on Wednesday, after his... Read more

The interior of St. James the Apostle church in Nurio, Mexico. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Morelia.

Fire destroys historic church in Mexico

St. James the Apostle church in Nurio, in the Mexican state of Michoacán, was destroyed by a fire on Sunday.  Read more

The Zocalo of Oaxaca City. Credit: Joseluisjuarezperez via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Feminists attack, desecrate church in Oaxaca

A group of feminists taking part in a women’s rights march in Oaxaca City on Sunday attacked Ss. Cosmas and... Read more

Bishop Giovanni Cefai, Bishop of the Prelature of Santiago Apóstol de Huancané, receives oxygen concentrators from the Knights of Columbus.

By CNA Staff

Knights of Columbus donate oxygen to areas of Peru, Brazil hard hit by COVID-19

The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has made two major donations of medical oxygen to... Read more

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Canadian bishops' charitable arm to end partnerships with groups in conflict with Catholic teaching

The Canadian bishops’ conference announced Thursday that after a review of organizations that receive project funding from their international development... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden listens while meeting virtually with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, March 1, 2021. Credit: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Mexico's bishops hope politicians would be enlightened by Our Lady

In a statement Tuesday responding to media inquiries about US president Joe Biden’s stated devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe,... Read more

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Pro-life leader denounces 'terrorism' of pro-choice activists occupying Mexican state capitol

A pro-life leader in Mexico has called the occupation of the legislature in Quintana Roo state by pro-abortion feminists “green... Read more

By CNA Staff

Report: Patients being offered assisted suicide in apparent policy violation

An investigation by a Vancouver, Canada Catholic newspaper has uncovered evidence that at least one of the region’s publicly funded... Read more

By CNA Staff

Vancouver archbishop asks officials to ease ban on religious services

As religious services in British Columbia are still shut down by government orders, a Catholic archbishop is asking the government... Read more

Fr. Sajid Lozano says a funeral Mass for Juan, whose body is in the nave, in Jesus the Priest parish in Mexico City, Feb. 21, 2021. Photo courtesy of Fr. Lozano.

Man dies on his knees in front of altar in Mexico City church

A church in Mexico City was the scene on Sunday of the death of Juan, a man in his sixties... Read more

Fr. Jose Carlos Pedrini, CS, (R) attempts to concelebrate Mass with Francisco Leite, a Presbyterian minister, (L) in Jundiai, Brazil, Feb. 17, 2021. (screenshot)

Brazilian priest who 'concelebrated' Mass with Protestant minister removed as pastor

The local bishop and the regional superior of a priest who last week attempted to concelebrate the Eucharist with a... Read more

Petition to preserve religious liberty in Chile launched

Alliance Defending Freedom International has launched a petition addressed to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to rule in favor... Read more

By CNA Staff

Archdiocese of Panama warns of abortion group claiming ‘Catholic’ title

The Archdiocese of Panama warned the country’s faithful that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” (CDD in Spanish), which is... Read more


Bishops conference condemns Peru vaccine scandal

The Peruvian bishops’ conference on Thursday condemned the country’s vaccine scandal, in which hundreds of prominent figures took advantage of... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Venezuelan campaign focuses on lifesaving medication for the poor

A Lenten campaign launched by Caritas Venezuela is raising money to help poor and vulnerable people in the country buy... Read more

Poster for the Ecumenical Fraternity Campaign for Lent 2021. Credit: National Conference of Bishops of Brazil.

Brazil's military archbishop distances himself from Lenten campaign over gender ideology

The head of Brazil’s military ordinariate has told the nation’s bishops’ conference he will not use material from this year’s... Read more

Poster for the Ecumenical Fraternity Campaign for Lent 2021. Credit: National Conference of Bishops of Brazil.

Brazilian bishops discuss controversial text of ecumenical Lenten campaign

The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil has issued a statement to confront a wave of complaints over the inclusion... Read more

Posters describing Eucharistic miracles are displayed in pews at St. Edmund’s Church.

By Agnieszka Ruck / BC Catholic

In time of virtual worship, miracles of Eucharist point to Real Presence

A North Vancouver church might be livestreaming Masses daily, but its pastor is ensuring his flock does not forget the... Read more

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Argentine bishop says attempted transsexual marriage in church was unauthorized

The Diocese of Río Gallegos reported Feb. 8 that it did not authorize an attempted marriage between a man and... Read more