Americas News

Jesuits in Chile to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by former priest

May 6, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Four victims sexually abused by former priest Jaime Guzmán Astaburuaga will be compensated with 15 million pesos each (about $21,000). Read more

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada. Credit: Travis Wise via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Montreal archbishop appoints ombudsman to oversee abuse complaints

May 5, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The Archdiocese of Montreal announced Wednesday the appointment of an independent ombudsman, Marie Christine Kirouac, to receive all complaints of... Read more

Construction crews attend to the collapsed cars of the elevated metro line in Mexico City, May 4, 2021. Credit: Nick_John_07/Shutterstock.

Priest gave general absolution to Mexico City metro victims

May 5, 2021

By David Ramos

Fr. Juan Ortiz has said he managed to reach the scene of the accident on a metro overpass in Mexico... Read more

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Father asks Argentine court to prevent abortion of his child

Apr 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

A man from San Juan province in Argentina filed for an injunction to prevent his ex-wife from aborting their child,... Read more

Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Max Leroy Mésidor.

Remaining Catholic clergy kidnapped in Haiti finally released

Apr 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Society of Priests of St. Jacques announced this Friday, April 30th, that the remaining seven of the 10 Catholic... Read more

Bishop Julio Parrilla Díaz (L) and Father Gerardo Miguel Nieves Loja (R), whose resignations as Bishop and Coadjutor Bishop Elect, respectively, of Riobamba were accepted April 28, 2021. Credit: Ecuadorian Bishops' Conference.

Ecuadorian bishops say corruption claims 'without foundation' after double-resignations in diocese

Apr 29, 2021

The Ecuadorian bishops have rejected claims that corruption was behind the unusual simultaneous resignation of a bishop and his presumptive... Read more

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Ecuadorian court approves decriminalizing abortion in cases of rape

Apr 29, 2021

The Constitutional Court of Ecuador ruled Wednesday to approve the decriminalization of abortion in cases of rape. Read more

14 years of legal abortion in Mexico City called a government 'failure'

Apr 28, 2021

By David Ramos

Fourteen years after the legalization of abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy in Mexico City, a local pro-life... Read more

The Cuban flag.

Church in Cuba announces activities for the Year of the Family

Apr 27, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Cuban Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Committee on the Family announced a three month period of activities to celebrate... Read more

Nadia de Munari. Credit: Avvenire.

Italian lay missionary who served poor children in Peru murdered

Apr 26, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Nadia de Munari, a 50-year-old Italian lay missionary who was part of Operation Mato Grosso, which serves the poor in... Read more

An aerial view of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sept. 16, 2008.

Three kidnapped Catholics released in Haiti

Apr 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Seven other Catholics remain captive more than 10 days after their abduction Read more

Quebec court upholds much of law barring religious symbols for public employees

Apr 21, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A Canadian court upheld this week part of a Quebec law that bans government employees from wearing religious symbols at... Read more

Church pew.

Ontario Catholic dioceses adapt to new coronavirus lockdown measures

Apr 21, 2021

In response to new and stringent coronavirus lockdown orders in the province, several of the Catholic archdioceses of Ontario, Canada... Read more

Young mothers respond after pro-life pregnancy center tagged in Colombia

Apr 21, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The ProMujer pregnancy help center operated by the Moms 40 Coalition for Life Foundation in Bogota discovered April 16 it... Read more

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Pro-abortion constitutional reform in Mexico paused

Apr 17, 2021

By David Ramos

The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and legislators from his ruling National Regeneration Movement decided to put... Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis to make tour of schools in Argentina

Apr 15, 2021

A relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be displayed for veneration April 18 at a school in Córdoba, Argentina, marking... Read more

A tent camp in Haiti.

Haitian archbishop demands release of abducted Catholics

Apr 14, 2021

The Archbishop of Port-au-Prince has called for the release of 10 people who were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday and... Read more

Abortion pill

Complaint filed against student and doctor in Mexico for advising on how to abort at home

Apr 14, 2021

By David Ramos

Pro-life leaders have filed a complaint with the Puebla State Attorney General's Office against a university student and a doctor... Read more

Young girl.

Young woman dies after getting legal abortion in Argentina

Apr 13, 2021

A young woman in Argentina died April 11 following a legal chemical abortion, the first such recorded death after the... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption - Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Haitian bishops condemn kidnappings of Catholic priests, nuns

Apr 12, 2021

Seven priests and nuns were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday, and are being held for ransom. Read more