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ADF calls on human rights commission to defend religious freedom in Mexico and Nicaragua

Nov 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

“Latin America is currently experiencing a surge of human rights abuses in the area of religious freedom,” stated Tomás Henriquez,... Read more

The vicar of the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz takes the Blessed Sacrament in procession through the streets of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Oct. 30, 2022.

Catholics take to the streets to pray for peace in Bolivia

Nov 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Catholic community prayed for peace while in the Santa Cruz region an indefinite strike continued over the date for... Read more

María Berenice Duque Hencker

Colombia celebrates beatification of María Berenice Duque, foundress of three congregations

Oct 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

Mother María Berenice Duque Hencker, a Colombian nun who founded religious congregations, was beatified in Medellín on Oct. 29. Read more

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Mass in Ecuador to be offered for babies lost in miscarriage or as newborns

Oct 28, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

On Nov. 1 the Archdiocese of Guayaquil will offer a Mass for children lost in miscarriage or as newborns. Read more

Young women and girls at the Beatification Mass of Blessed Benigna Cardoso in Brazil on Oct. 24, 2022.

The beautiful story behind the red dress many women wore to a martyr’s beatification Mass

Oct 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Earlier this week a large number of women surprised the world by wearing a red dress with white polka dots... Read more

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other government officials held bilateral meetings with Pope Francis and Cardinal Pietro Parolin on July 27, 2022, during the pope's trip to that country.

Canada census shows 2 million fewer Catholics as disaffiliation grows

Oct 27, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic population in Canada has declined by almost 2 million people in the last 10 years, the Canadian census... Read more

Photos from the beatification of Benigna Cardoso on Oct. 24, 2022, in Brazil.

‘Heroine of chastity’ adolescent Benigna Cardoso is beatified

Oct 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The beatification of Brazilian Benigna Cardoso da Silva, known as the “heroine of chastity” for dying defending her purity at... Read more

Mass and candlelight procession with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest on Sept. 11, 2021.

Mark your calendars! International Eucharistic Congress set for September 2024

Oct 26, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The theme of the next International Eucharistic Congress, to be held in Quito, Ecuador, will be the healing power of... Read more

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Mexico City officials put on drag show with young girl present

Oct 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Council to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination of Mexico City organized a show in which a “drag queen” danced in... Read more

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‘We don’t want to live in war,’ says bishop in violence-plagued Mexico

Oct 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Juan Manuel González Sandoval of Tarahumara made his comments amid growing violence and a recent shootout involving organized crime... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden

Biden administration financing drag queen shows for minors in Ecuador

Oct 24, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The U.S. State Department has contributed $20,600 to finance workshops and “drag queen” performances at the Abraham Lincoln North American... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: ‘Biden is not in communion with the Catholic faith’

Oct 23, 2022

By AC Wimmer, David Ramos

Archbishop Charles Chaput said on Saturday that Joe Biden “is not in communion with the Catholic faith” and that “any... Read more

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Tabernacle desecrated, consecrated hosts stolen from Costa Rica church 

Oct 21, 2022

By ACI Prensa

In the early hours of the morning, caretakers of the St. Rose of Lima Parish, Pocosol, noticed that sound equipment,... Read more

Adrián Martínez Cádiz, EWTN correspondent

Cuban dictatorship fines EWTN correspondent and threatens him during interrogation

Oct 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

On Friday, the police of the dictatorship in Cuba interrogated Adrián Martínez Cádiz, EWTN correspondent in Havana, and later fined... Read more

Migrants waiting to cross the Gulf of Urabá to start the route through the Darién jungle.

Church wants migrants to be aware of dangers of route through Panama’s Darien jungle

Oct 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Passing through the Darién jungle in Panama as the first stage of the route to reach the United States continues... Read more

Citizen protests against the Cuban regime in Nuevitas, Camagüey, August 2022.

Cuba threatens citizens to keep them from joining demonstrations

Oct 21, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Eduardo Cardet, coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, charged that the residents of Velasco, a town in the Cuban province... Read more

Adrián Martínez Cádiz, a news correspondent for EWTN, posted a summons he received from Cuba's Ministry of the Interior on his Facebook account Oct. 19, 2022.

EWTN correspondent in Cuba asks for prayers ahead of interrogation

Oct 21, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

Adrián Martínez Cádiz, who only started working with EWTN on Oct. 12, has asked his supporters to pray Psalm 91... Read more

Father John Horgan, shown at the EWTN studios, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, after battling stomach cancer. He was a moral theologian, lecturer, author, pastor and chaplain to numerous organizations.

Fr. John Horgan, pastor, expert on saints, moral theologian, dies at 63

Father John Horgan, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Vancouver and a widely known face and voice of the Archdiocese... Read more

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

Another Catholic priest has been ‘kidnapped’ by Nicaragua’s government, says exiled churchman

Oct 17, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

According to a prominent human rights group, Father Enrique Martínez Gamboa is the 11th Catholic priest to be arrested and... Read more

Thousands of migrants cross Colombia to the Darién jungle.

Bishop warns of humanitarian crisis on Colombia-Panama border involving migrants to U.S.

Oct 13, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

For several days, thousands of migrants, many of them Venezuelans, have been arriving in the area of Colombia that lies... Read more