Americas News

Migrants in Mexico

The Catholic Church’s first point of assistance for migrants arriving in Mexico

Oct 12, 2022

By Ana Paula Morales

Tapachula sees the greatest influx of migrants from other countries heading north and is the Church’s first point of assistance... Read more

Rain did not deter the hundreds of men gathered as part of the Men's Rosary in Bogota, Colombia, Oct. 8, 2022, to pray the rosary for the victims of abortion.

Hundreds of men pray the rosary in the rain in Bogotá, Colombia

Oct 12, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Hundreds of men gathered Oct. 8 in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes in Bogotá, Colombia, to... Read more

Some of the statues that were destroyed in São Mateus church in the town of São Mateus do Sul located in Paraná state in southern Brazil, Oct. 10, 2022.

Catholic church in Brazil desecrated and 28 statues of saints destroyed

Oct 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

The attack took place Oct. 10 around noon in São Mateus church in the town of São Mateus do Sul... Read more

The March for women, life, and peace on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Mexico.

A million march throughout Mexico for women, life, and peace

Oct 10, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The marches took place Oct. 8–9 in cities in 30 states “in favor of the causes of women, the protection... Read more

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Cardinal deplores passage of euthanasia bill by Uruguayan House of Representatives

Oct 7, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The bill seeks to “regulate and guarantee the right of persons to go through the process of dying with dignity... Read more

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Soccer manager turned priest shares message of peace ahead of World Cup playoffs

Oct 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father David Jasso appealed to players and fans to remember “that sports and soccer are also a gift from God.” Read more

The Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá.

Bogotá councilwoman files complaint against mayor for failing to prevent cathedral attack

Oct 6, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

The councilwoman’s complaint accused Mayor Claudia López of not fulfilling her “constitutional and legal duties in maintaining public order.” Read more

A poster against gender ideology exhibited in front of the Peruvian Congress, Oct. 3, 2022.

Large sign outside Peru’s Congress tells OAS: ideology does not define women

Oct 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

A large mobile sign with the message “women are defined by biology, not ideology,” addressed participants of the 52nd General... Read more

President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua

Guatemalan cardinal responds to Daniel Ortega’s attack on the Church

Oct 4, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Cardinal Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri of Huehuetenango gave a spirited response to Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega, who a few days... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Müller

Cardinal Müller warns of grave danger that could lead to humanity’s ‘collective suicide’

Oct 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

“Anthropological nihilism has as its father the pride of the creature that wants to become like God (Genesis 3:5) and... Read more

Father Guillermo Blandón

Priest prevented from returning to Nicaragua: It’s ‘not a crime’ to criticize government

Oct 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

Before Father Guillermo Blandón could take the flight from Miami to Nicaragua, he was informed that the Nicaraguan government had... Read more

Pope Francis meets with clerics, consecrated persons, seminarians and pastoral workers of Canada at the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec in Quebec City, July 28, 2022.

Seeking to build on papal visit, Canada’s bishops stress indigenous reconciliation

Sep 30, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Indigenous issues were at the forefront when about 90 Catholic bishops met in Cornwall, Ontario for the Canadian bishops’ 2022... Read more

The Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá.

Catholic organizations in Colombia call Bogotá cathedral attack by militants ‘terrorism’

Sep 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholic organizations condemned the Wednesday night attack by abortion militants on the Bogotá cathedral and demanded authorities arrest those involved. Read more

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

Nicaraguan dictator Ortega verbally attacks pope, calls Church ‘the perfect dictatorship’

Sep 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

President Daniel Ortega called the pope a “holy tyrant” and said the Church is “the perfect dictatorship” during a Sept.... Read more

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Salvadoran Education Ministry dismisses official who endorsed kids’ TV show with gender ideology

Sep 28, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

El Salvador’s Ministry of Education has dismissed the official responsible for allowing a children’s program with gender ideology to be... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez

Church in Nicaragua asks for continued prayers for abducted bishop and priests

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Diocese of Matagalpa asked for prayers for its bishop, Rolando Álvarez, and others who were arrested and abducted in... Read more

The Catholic chapel in El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia. The airport announced Aug. 26, 2022, that the space would be modified and used as a place “where all religions will be welcome.”

Authorities reach agreement to reopen Catholic chapel at Colombian airport

Sep 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The management company that operates the airport had previously announced that the chapel was going to be converted into a... Read more

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Pro-life caucus forms in Colombia’s Congress in aftermath of legalization of abortion, assisted suicide

Sep 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Members of the new pro-life caucus stated that “there is a major commitment to life, family, and religious freedom.” Read more

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Ortega dictatorship expels another religious congregation from Nicaragua

Sep 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua has expelled the Religious Sisters of the Cross, thus continuing its attacks... Read more

Santiago Apostle Parish in Tangamandapio, Mexico, was damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 19, 2022.

Eight churches damaged by Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico

Sep 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

A Catholic church in Tangamandapio and seven other Catholic churches were damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on... Read more