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Quebec Cardinal Gérald Lacroix speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis names retired judge to investigate sex abuse charges against Canadian cardinal

Mar 6, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Archdiocese of Quebec has announced that Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into the accusations of sexual abuse against... Read more


Catholic Church warns of threat posed by organized crime in upcoming elections in Mexico

Mar 5, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The Mexican Bishops’ Conference urged authorities responsible for public safety to “guarantee protection and an environment of peace” during the... Read more

Cardinal-elect Víctor Manuel Fernández was appointed by Pope Francis on July 1, 2023, to become the next prefect for the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.

What is inclusive language and why is it dangerous?

Mar 3, 2024

By Julieta Villar, CNA Staff

Inclusive language has been identified as “one of the tools” of gender ideology, a school of thought that has been... Read more


What happens to the saints whose feast day falls on Feb. 29 when there is no leap year?

Feb 29, 2024

By Abel Camasca

The Church commemorates some saints on Feb. 29 — but what happens to them the other three years? Read more

Father Federico Highton is one of two Argentine priests who in 2015 founded the Order of St. Elijah, whose motto is “Through my God I shall go over a wall,” which comes from Psalm 17.

Order of Argentine priests spreads the Gospel where the Church has not gone before

Feb 29, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The Order of St. Elijah was founded in 2015 and seeks to emulate the saints’ missionary boldness. Read more

Argentine President Javier Milei speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on Feb. 24, 2024.

Milei ends Argentine government use of ‘inclusive language’ promoted by gender ideology advocates

Feb 28, 2024

By Julieta Villar

Argentine President Javier Milei has ordered the prohibition of inclusive language by the national government. Read more

The central plaza in Taxco, a city in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

Why did four Mexican bishops meet with organized crime bosses?

Feb 23, 2024

By Diego López Colín

Father Mario Ángel Flores Ramos of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference discussed with ACI Prensa the bishops’ recent meeting with organized... Read more

Guadalajara Cathedral (Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady), Mexico.

2024 International Congress of Families to be held in Mexico

Feb 21, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The theme of this year’s congress will be “All Families Can Be Better.” Read more


Pro-life advocates fight against euthanasia expansions across Canada, Australia

Feb 21, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In Canada, euthanasia and assisted suicide have been legal for nearly a decade and in Australia all six of the... Read more

Bishop Pierre André Dumas is vice president of the Haitian Bishops' Conference.

Haitian bishop in ‘stable’ condition after explosion in Port-au-Prince

Feb 20, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Bishop Pierre-André Dumas was injured in an explosion in Haiti’s capital on Feb. 18. Read more

Symbols of several of the world's leading religions.

Are all religions equal? A Catholic priest responds

Feb 19, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Father Eduardo Hayen Cuarón, director of the newspaper Presencia in Mexico, responded to the question of whether all religions are... Read more

Sister Cecilia María of the Holy Face.

Argentine nun remembered for her smile considered for sainthood

Feb 17, 2024

By Julieta Villar

The edict has been signed that begins the process prior to the opening of the cause of canonization of Sister... Read more

St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in Chilpancingo, Mexico.

Seeking peace in Mexico, four bishops meet with organized crime 

Feb 17, 2024

By Diego López Colín, David Ramos

Four bishops from the Mexican state of Guerrero recently met with members of organized crime in an effort to seek... Read more

Mexican presidential candidates Xóchitl Gálvez and Claudia Sheinbaum met separately with Pope Francis.

Mexican presidential candidates meet with Pope Francis

Feb 16, 2024

By Diego López Colín

2024 Mexican presidential candidates Xóchitl Gálvez Ruiz and Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo met separately with Pope Francis this week. Read more


Ecuadorian bishops oppose decriminalization of euthanasia: ‘Human life is sacred’

Feb 15, 2024

By Diego López Marina

“Human life is sacred and inviolable. Any complicity with death ends up being paid for by the weakest and most... Read more

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza resigned as bishop of the Diocese of David in Panama Feb. 15, 2024, two weeks after his disappearance that has not yet been explained.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Panamanian cardinal who went missing

Feb 15, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Vatican Press Office reported Feb. 15 that Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán of... Read more

Ashes at Sant'Anselmo all'Aventino in Rome.

10 important things to know about Ash Wednesday

Feb 14, 2024

By Diego López Marina

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, which is structured to spiritually prepare to walk with the Lord through his... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia in Córdoba province, Argentina, displays an image of Our Lady of Lourdes of Altagracia that is not there — but everyone sees it.

The image of Our Lady of Lourdes that’s not there but everyone sees it

Feb 12, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Those who visit the chapel of the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia, Argentina, witness... Read more


The drama of human trafficking in the world: 50 million are enslaved

Feb 9, 2024

By Verónica Toller

Any day of the year more than 50 million people are enslaved in the world according to the latest estimate... Read more

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada.

Archdiocese of Montreal sues Quebec government over MAID forced upon hospice

Feb 9, 2024

By Anna Farrow

Montreal’s Archbishop Christian Lépine is taking on the attorney general of Quebec. Read more