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The woman who lived for 60 years on the Eucharist alone

Servant of God Floripes de Jesús, better known as Lola, was a Brazilian laywoman who lived on the Eucharist alone... Read more

Archbishop Brian Dunn. Courtesy photo.

New archbishop takes helm of Canadian Catholic archdiocese

A new archbishop took the helm in the Canadian archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth Friday.  Read more

Diego Maradona in 1986. public domain.

Bishop urges prayer after Diego Maradona's death

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60. Maradona is regarded... Read more

Alberto Fernández, left. Pope Francis, right.

Argentine president hopes Pope Francis 'won't be angry' over abortion bill

Argentine president Alberto Fernández said Sunday he hopes Pope Francis won’t be angry because of a bill he introduced in... Read more

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver. CNA file photo.

Vancouver archbishop criticizes pandemic restrictions on Masses

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver expressed disappointment with the government’s decision to ban religious services as part of a plan... Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Toronto

Toronto cardinal rebukes Catholic school board members for barring Catechism reading

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has rebuked members of the local Catholic school board for refusing to allow a passage... Read more

The aftermath of Hurricane Iota in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Nov. 17, 2020.

After another major hurricane, Central America needs 'a helping hand'

With Hurricane Iota becoming the second major hurricane to hit Central America this November, relief agencies have tried to prepare... Read more

Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, who died Nov. 15, 2020.

Cardinal Vela Chiriboga, emeritus Archbishop of Quito, dies at 86

Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, who served as Archbishop of Quito from 2003 to 2010, died Sunday after spending several... Read more

Our Lady of Lujan Parish, in El Bolson, Argentina.

Militants descrate Church in Argentine Patagonia

A group of militants charged into a Catholic church in Argentina on Friday, beat the priest, desecrated the Eucharist, and... Read more

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Agreement allowing Planned Parenthood to operate in Guatemala rescinded

Guatemala’s Interior Ministry rescinded Wednesday an agreement it had made last month allowing Planned Parenthood to establish and operate branch... Read more

Protests Nov. 1 in San Rafael, Argentina.

New protests over closure of seminary in Argentina

Demonstrators this weekend protested the Vatican-ordered closure of Mary Mother of God Seminary in San Rafael, Argentina.  Read more

A pro-abortion protestor in Brazil.

By CNA Staff

Brazilian court prohibits 'Catholic' name for abortion advocacy group

A Brazilian court has ruled that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” must remove the term “Catholic” from its name,... Read more

After Pope Francis' civil union remarks, archbishop recalls Argentina's civil unions debate

After remarks in a newly-released documentary from Pope Francis on civil unions, the archbishop emeritus of La Plata, Argentina, has... Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, pictured in Lebanon on Dec. 2, 2014.

By Courtney Mares

Vatican diplomat: Catholics can help UN to live up to its principles

The Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations has said that faith-based organizations need to help the international community to see its... Read more

Scholas Occurentes logo.

Financial and operational questions surround Scholas Occurentes pontifical foundation

The Pontifical Foundation Scholas Occurentes, which is charged with promoting education in underserved and poor communities, has received millions in... Read more

Argentine bishops call bill to legalize abortion ‘untenable’

The Catholic bishops of Argentina have blasted a plan to introduce an abortion legalization bill in the country, saying it... Read more

Assumption parish in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 19, 2020.

Latin American bishops express solidarity with Chile after church burnings

Following recent attacks on three churches in Chile, the bishops of Paraguay, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina expressed their closeness... Read more

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In grim accounting, Canadian report says assisted suicide saves health care money

A Canadian report has put a dollar figure on legal assisted suicide, claiming that legalization has saved millions of dollars... Read more

Diocese in Mexico ordains 34 new priests

On World Mission Sunday, October 18, the archbishop of Guadalajara ordained 34 new priests (33 diocesan and 1 religious) and... Read more