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Mexican lawmakers urged to oppose bill criminalizing ‘conversion therapy’

Dec 5, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The proposal calls for significant penalties, including prison sentences and fines, for those who offer or perform such therapy. Read more

Maximiliano Pavillaux walks in the mud to reach the parish for confirmation on Nov. 11, 2023. / The child receives the recognition of Pope Francis from Bishop Mauricio Landra, the auxiliary bishop of Mercedes-Luján, Argentina.

Boy walks 7 miles on muddy roads to receive confirmation, gets a blessing from the pope

Dec 5, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The night before confirmation, the boy’s parents began to worry because the family vehicles were not going to make it... Read more

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Mexican exorcist warns against ‘vampires’ that can draw you away from God during Advent

Dec 5, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

“In the spiritual life our vampires are our bad habits, especially vices,” the exorcist said. “They enter our lives slowly,... Read more

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Mexican bishop: thief who stole Eucharist is excommunicated

Dec 4, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The prelate declared the act as “a violation of the sacred place [the chapel] and a sacrilege against the sacred... Read more

Eduardo Verástegui.

Mexican presidential hopeful Verástegui pledges to eliminate gender ideology from schools

Dec 4, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Eduardo Verástegui, producer of the box office hit “Sound of Freedom,” must gather almost 1 million signatures by early January... Read more

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Cancun could become an abortion tourism destination with opening of new clinic

Dec 4, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Marie Stopes International opened a clinic Nov. 23 in Cancun in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, raising concerns among... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio blesses the doors to be used as a Holy Door for the 2025 Jubilee Year at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 3, 2023.

Holy Door sealed at nation’s largest Catholic church

Dec 4, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A Holy Door, which is traditionally sealed prior to jubilee years, provides special graces for pilgrims who walk through them. Read more

The Cathedral of San Luis Potosí in Mexico.

Constant thefts in churches plague Mexican archdiocese

Nov 30, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The Archdiocese of San Luis Potosí expressed its concern about the constant wave of thefts that is plaguing churches in... Read more

Father Fadi Sarraf, 51, was a recently ordained Opus Dei priest.

Opus Dei priest dies from heart attack while preaching at retreat

Nov 30, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Father Fadi Sarraf, a recently ordained priest of Opus Dei, reportedly died of a heart attack while preaching at a... Read more

Some photographs of Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez disseminated by the dictatorship of Nicaragua in November 2023.

Nicaraguan dictatorship releases new photos, video of imprisoned Bishop Álvarez

Nov 30, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

In response to demands for proof that Bishop Rolando Álvarez is still alive, Nicaraguan officials released new images of the... Read more

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Pending decision by human rights court threatens to legalize abortion throughout Latin America

Nov 30, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The abortion lobby has seized on the case of Beatriz, a Salvadoran woman who was seriously ill and pregnant with... Read more

Coromoto 2020 seeks to empower teachers from the most needy communities in Venezuela.

Catholics work to improve precarious state of public education in Venezuela

Nov 29, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

The Venezuelan organization of Catholic faithful “Coromoto 2020” provides scholarships to teachers from public and parochial schools in Carayaca. Read more

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5 things to know about the debate on euthanasia in Ecuador

Nov 28, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The discussion started Nov. 20 when Ecuador’s constitutional court began to evaluate arguments regarding the request of a woman to... Read more

Pope Francis and Javier Milei.

Pope Francis sends rosary to president-elect Milei of Argentina

Nov 27, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The Office of the President-Elect of Argentina confirmed on X that the country’s new president, Javier Milei, received a rosary... Read more

Sanctuary of the Miraculous Medal in Monte Sião, Brazil.

The first church dedicated to the Miraculous Medal is in South America

Nov 27, 2023

By ACI Digital

Our Lady’s intercession is credited with ending a prolonged period of drought in the town of Monte Sião, Brazil, in... Read more

Father Louis Merosne at College Sainte Anne, a parochial Catholic school from seventh-12th grade.

Missionary priest builds up Haiti one student, one classroom at a time

Nov 25, 2023

By Zoe Romanowsky

Father Louis Merosne is on a mission to rebuild the Catholic educational system where he ministers in Haiti.  Read more

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Peruvian bishops hail new law that specifies the rights of the unborn child

Nov 23, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Peruvian Bishops’ Conference congratulated the country’s congress for the passage of Law 31935, which specifies rights to unborn children. Read more

Victoria Villarruel, vice president-elect of Argentina.

4 key facts about Victoria Villarruel, the Catholic vice president-elect of Argentina

Nov 22, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The vice president-elect is known for expressing her Catholic faith in public and for criticizing policies contrary to her principles,... Read more

Javier Milei, president-elect of Argentina.

Head of Argentine Bishops’ Conference prays for new officials following election of Milei

Nov 21, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Oscar Ojea lifted up in prayer the new governing authorities following the victory of Javier Milei in Argentina’s presidential... Read more

Pope Francis and Argentina president-elect Javier Milei.

Pope Francis congratulates president-elect Milei of Argentina in phone call

Nov 21, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Pope Francis contacted the president-elect of Argentina, Javier Milei, to congratulate him on his victory in Sunday’s runoff presidential election. Read more