Americas News

Brazilian congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of former president Jair Bolsonaro, speaks to the media on Oct. 22, 2023.

Brazil’s Congress nixes government funding of abortions, sex changes for minors

Dec 27, 2023

By ACI Digital

The measure was proposed by federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of former president Jair Bolsonaro, and approved in the House... Read more

Mnsgr. Isidoro del Carmen Mora Ortega is bishop of the Diocese of Siuna, Nicaragua.

Second bishop detained by the dictatorship in Nicaragua

Dec 21, 2023

By Diego López Marina

The Nicaraguan police arrested on Dec. 20 the bishop of Siuna, Isidoro del Carmen Mora Ortega. Read more

A migrant carries a baby in the Darien Province in Panama on Sept. 22, 2023. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have entered Panama through this jungle so far this year.

Pope Francis urges humanitarian response to Darien migration tragedy

Dec 20, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

“We need the joint effort of the most directly affected countries and the international community to prevent this tragic reality,”... Read more

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Hispanic world to ‘light up life’ in defense of children on feast of Holy Innocents

Dec 19, 2023

By Diego López Colín

On Dec. 28, the feast of the Holy Innocents, Spanish-speaking cities in Latin America and Spain will join together in... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu.

Cardinal Becciu convicted: six things to know about the prelate and his trial

Dec 19, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

Cardinal Angelo Becciu is the first cardinal to be sentenced by a Vatican court since its creation as a city-state... Read more

Dr. Ernesto Cofiño was a pediatrician in Guatemala and father of five.

Guatemalan physician Ernesto Cofiño declared Venerable 

Dec 15, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

Dr. Cofiño lived the Christian virtues in his family, in the performance of his profession as a doctor, and in... Read more

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Cuban bishops’ Christmas message: Challenges, exodus, call to faith in adversity

Dec 15, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

The Cuban bishops noted that “a very difficult year” is ending for the island due to the dramatic situation in... Read more

Daddy Yankee performs during his concert “La Meta” at Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot on Nove.30, 2023, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Hugely successful reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee quits career to ‘live for Christ’

Dec 14, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Daddy Yankee announced Dec. 4 on Instagram that he was ending his 30-year career because he had found a deeper... Read more

Supporters of Blessed Wenceslao Pedernera listen during the final hearing on Dec. 11, 2023, of the trial for his 1976 murder in La Rioja, Argentina.

Killer of martyred Argentine Blessed Wenceslao Pedernera gets life in prison

Dec 13, 2023

By Julieta Villar

After seven months of hearings, the trial for the murder 47 years ago of the martyr Blessed Wenceslao Pedernera finally... Read more

Bishop Emeritus José Luis Azcona at the 56th general assembly of the CNBB in Aparecida, San Pablo, in 2018.

Nuncio asks Brazil bishop who criticized Amazon synod to leave prelature

Dec 13, 2023

By ACI Digital

The apostolic nuncio in Brazil has asked Bishop Emeritus José Luis Azcona Hermoso to no longer live in the territory... Read more

Bishop-elect Juan Carlos Londoño.

Pope Francis appoints Colombian priest as auxiliary bishop in Archdiocese of Quebec

Dec 12, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Pope Francis appointed a Colombian-born priest, Fr. Juan Carlos Londoño, to serve as a new auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese... Read more

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Critics: Death stats in Canada, some U.S. states hide euthanasia, assisted suicide numbers

Dec 12, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Euthanasia and assisted suicide do not appear in the top 10 list of causes of death in Canada despite comprising... Read more

In an interview with “EWTN News Nightly” anchor Tracy Sabol, National Catholics Bioethics Center President Dr. Joseph Meaney discusses the first-ever therapy approved by the FDA using CRISPR, a genome editing technology.

‘Groundbreaking’ gene-editing therapy receives thumbs up from Catholic bioethicist

Dec 12, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

A new gene-editing therapy designed to help treat patients suffering from sickle cell disease has been endorsed by the National... Read more

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico.

Fact or fiction? 9 popular myths about Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 12, 2023

By David Ramos

In the 500 years since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared, the image of Our Lady has become the subject of... Read more

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World’s ‘largest living Nativity scene’ opens in Colombia

Dec 9, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

Since Dec. 2, the faithful in Barranquilla, Colombia, have been able to visit the staging of “the largest Nativity scene... Read more

A painting of Franciscan missionary Pedro de Gante with Juan Diego, whom the friar baptized along with Diego’s wife in 1525.

Meet the Franciscan friar who baptized St. Juan Diego

Dec 9, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Many people know the story of St. Juan Diego but are less familiar with the Franciscan missionary who baptized him. Read more

The Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec in Quebec City.

Quebec Archdiocese celebrates 350th anniversary with jubilee year of celebration

Dec 8, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The oldest diocese in Canada begins Dec. 8, 2023, a yearlong celebration with an opening Mass at the country’s historic... Read more

Silvio Alvarado with his wife, Paulina, and their two children.

Ecuadoran with incurable illness: Only God has authority over death

Dec 7, 2023

By Diego López Marina

In an interview with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, Silvio Alvarado explained that euthanasia “is not the path I... Read more

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke during the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019.

Here are 5 things to know about Cardinal Burke

Dec 6, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

As details of the prelate’s housing situation in Vatican City continue to develop, here are some important things to know... Read more

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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