Americas News

Fire destroys St. Jean Baptiste parish, Morinville, Alberta

Canadian police investigate two more ‘suspicious’ fires at Catholic churches

Jun 30, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating two more fires at Catholic churches in Canada as “suspicious,” after four churches... Read more

Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Canadian bishops, Indigenous leaders will meet with pope in December

Jun 29, 2021

Some Canadian bishops, along with Indigenous leaders, will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2021, according to... Read more

One of the five Canadian Catholic churches that burned in a week: Sacred Heart Mission Church, Pentincton, British Columbia

Indigenous leaders condemn recent vandalism of churches in Canada

Jun 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle,Joe Bukuras

Indigenous and Catholic leaders have condemned a recent spate of church vandalism in Canada, along with five Catholic churches having... Read more

Anarchy and chaos must never again be the protagonists in Colombia, bishops urge

Jun 28, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The bishops of the Pacific and the southwestern regions of Colombia spoke out about the current situation in the country... Read more

Church in Venezuela calls for a day of prayer and fasting for the liberation of the country

Jun 25, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

In commemorating the June 24 centennial of the Battle of Carabobo, the Venezuelan bishops’ conference highlighted on their website a... Read more

Bishop Eugenio Lira Rugarcía celebrates Mass on June 23

‘No more violence!’ cries bishop after crime wave in Mexican border town 

Jun 25, 2021

In the midst of the crime wave hitting Reynosa, Mexico, the bishop of Matamoros has cried out “no more violence”... Read more

Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, in tribute to 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found in unmarked graves at the site of a former residential School in Kamloops, June 1, 2021.

Saskatchewan bishops call for justice after new discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school

Jun 25, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Bishops of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan acknowledged the need for “repentance” and justice, after a new discovery of hundreds... Read more

Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo of Merida, Venezuela takes possession of St. John the Evangelist Church in Rome, Italy on June 12, 2017.

Church in Venezuela can facilitate talks between government and opposition, says cardinal

Jun 24, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Cardinal Baltazar Porras, archbishop of Mérida and apostolic administrator of Caracas, said that the Church in Venezuela can help facilitate... Read more

Cathedral of San Gil

LGBT activist dances and strips in atrium of Catholic cathedral

Jun 24, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

An LGBT activist danced and stripped to scanty underwear in the atrium in front of the cathedral in the town... Read more

St. Gregory Mission, Osoyoos Indian Reserve, British Columbia, Canada

Police investigate after two Catholic churches burn on British Columbia tribal lands

Jun 24, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Two Catholic churches in the same region of British Columbia burned down in suspicious circumstances early Monday morning.  Read more

Chileans to pray ‘Rosary of Hope’ for drafting of new Constitution  

Jun 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Beginning Wednesday, June 23, Catholics in Chile will pray a rosary every week for the Holy Spirit to guide the... Read more

Baja California legislature inserts same-sex marriage into state constitution

Jun 19, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Baja California legislature amended the state constitution Wednesday to include same-sex marriage, which pro-life activists have called a "grave... Read more

A statue of the Virgin Mary was unharmed by an attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of Colombia’s National Army.

Marian statue untouched by car bombing at army base in Colombia

Jun 19, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

A statue of the Virgin Mary was unharmed by an attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of Colombia’s National... Read more

Costa Rican bishop calls Catholics to witness to faith in public life

Jun 17, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

The Bishop of Ciudad Quesada on Tuesday called on the faithful not to hide their faith in private, but to... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Colombian diocese condemns car bombing at army base

Jun 17, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

The Diocese of Cúcuta has condemned Wednesday’s attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of the National Army, and warned... Read more

A pro-life memorial at St. Joseph's church in Port Moody, Canada, that was vandalized June 13, 2021.

Churches vandalized in Vancouver archdiocese

Jun 16, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Two parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver were vandalized last weekend. Read more

Pro-life demonstrator in Argentina | Photo: @connox.ph - Unidad Provida

Journalists funded by Planned Parenthood create 'black list' of Argentine pro-lifers

Jun 15, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

On Sunday a group of journalists from Argentina, financed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, published a "black list” with... Read more

Deaths by euthanasia soared last year in Canada

Jun 9, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The number of Canadians who ended their lives by euthanasia and assisted suicide increased by 17% in 2020, the country’s... Read more

Mexican bishops ask that election results be respected

Jun 8, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Mexican bishops’ conference on Monday asked the political forces in the country to respect the results of Sunday’s elections... Read more

Priest collar /

Widowed deacon in Argentina ordained a priest

Jun 7, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

Luis Avagliano served as a permanent deacon for 27 years, but after the death of his wife almost seven years... Read more