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By CNA Staff

Catholic bishops reject proposal to decriminalize abortion in Dominican Republic

The Dominican bishops’ conference issued a statement Sunday rejecting a proposal to legalize abortion under certain conditions in a newly... Read more

The Cubilete Mountain in Central Mexico

By CNA Staff

Virtual pilgrimage to Mexico's monument of Christ the King announced

The traditional youth pilgrimage to the monument of Christ the King on the “Cerro del Cubilete” (Dice Cup Hill) in... Read more

Venezuelan Bishop Cástor Oswaldo Azuaje died of COVID on January 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Venezuelan Bishop, 69, dies of COVID-19

The Venezuelan Bishops' Conference (CEV) announced Friday morning that the 69-year-old Bishop of Trujillo, Cástor Oswaldo Azuaje, has died of... Read more

Mexican flag.

Mexican bishops call for peace in the US after violence at the Capitol

The Secretary General of the Mexican Bishops Conference made a call on behalf of the Mexican episcopate for peace to... Read more

Saint Ines church in historical downtown of Cumana, Venezuela. Credit: JohannaWallace / Shutterstock.

Venezuelan cardinal: We pray for a happy new year, and push for change in government

In a New Year’s message posted on the Archdiocese of Caracas website, Archbishop Emeritus Jorge Urosa Savino said that despite... Read more

A Redemptoris Mater seminary in South America. Credit: N4TR!UMbr via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Rector of Redemptoris Mater seminary in Argentina dies of Covid

Fr. James Flores Álvarez, rector of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in the Archdiocese of Corrientes, died Tuesday of COVID-19.  Read more

A rosca de reyes for Epiphany. Credit: Tamorlan via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0).

Mexican bakers replace Christ child with Baby Yoda in king cake for Epiphany

Several bakeries in Mexico decided to replace the Christ child with Baby Yoda in king cakes for Epiphany, causing controversy.  Read more

By Jonah McKeown

Man who filmed 'prank video' at Mass in Canada charged with hate crime

A 25-year-old man who late last year interrupted a Mass in Canada by exposing himself as part of a “prank... Read more

Argentine boy saved from stray bullet by crucifix

Several hours before the beginning of 2021, a 9-year-old Argentine boy was saved from a stray bullet by a small... Read more

Pro-life demonstrator in Argentina | Photo: - Unidad Provida

Planned Parenthood's international arm boasts financing efforts to legalize abortion in Argentina

In a post published on Wednesday, December 30, just hours after abortion was legalized by the Argentinian Senate, one of... Read more

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Bolsonaro criticizes Argentina's legalization of abortion

In a short message published on his Twitter account, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the decision of the Argentinian Senate... Read more

Paraguay's Congress responds to legalization of abortion in Argentina with a minute of silence

The House of Representatives of Paraguay held one minute of silence for "the babies that will die" few hours after... Read more

Credit: Charly Diaz Azcue - Comunicación Institucional

After abortion is legalized in Argentina, Catholic bishops decry chasm between politicians and the people  

After the Senate in Argentina legalized abortion in the early hours of Wednesday, December 30, the Argentine bishops' conference released... Read more

Bishop Alberto Rojas, who was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of San Bernardino Dec. 2, 2019. Credit: Chicago Catholic.

Bishop Rojas takes helm in San Bernardino diocese

Bishop Alberto Rojas succeeded Bishop Gerald R. Barnes Monday as the bishop of San Bernardino, California.  Read more


Argentine priest suspended for punching bishop who closed seminary

A priest of the Diocese of San Rafael has been suspended after he physically attacked Bishop Eduardo María Taussig during... Read more

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Colombian bishop: Desecration of church, Eucharist 'wounds all Catholics'

A Colombian bishop has decried the desecration of a Catholic church and its tabernacle in the country and called on... Read more

Argentina lawmakers pass abortion bill amid pressure from activists

The lower house of Argentina’s legislature has passed a bill that would legalize abortion-on-demand up to 14 weeks in pregnancy,... Read more

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes of Mexico.

Mexico City archbishop supports pope's remarks on civil unions

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes of Mexico City has said he agrees with Pope Francis’ comments on same-sex civil unions, made... Read more

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

Montreal archbishop apologizes after report faults failures to address priest’s misconduct

The Montreal archdiocese repeatedly failed to act on complaints regarding a former priest’s misbehavior until it was found he had... Read more

A prolife demonstration before the Argentine Congress, Nov. 28, 2020.

Demonstrations against abortion bill held in Argentina

Demonstrations were held Saturday throughout Argentina in opposition to a bill that would legalize elective abortion, introduced by President Alberto... Read more