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Peruvian archbishop: No right to euthanasia; ‘it’s a crime’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren responded to the July 14 decision of Peru’s Supreme Court to permit euthanasia for a woman... Read more

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12 keys to using the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Jul 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Blessed Mother is said to have given the scapular to St. Simon Stock on July 16, 1251. Read more

Dialogue between protesters and the government of Panama.

Panama archbishop trusts talks will solve protests over fuel prices

Jul 15, 2022

By Abel Camasca

"I believe in the good will of all of us Panamanians and there is no other tool to find solutions... Read more

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Colombian archbishop proposes more than one year of marriage prep

Jul 15, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Archbishop Ricardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo of Medellín called for the implementation of the "catechumenal itineraries for married life" proposed by... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Bishops ask for contributions to aid flood victims in Colombia

Jul 14, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Torrential winter rains in the departments of Sucre, Córdoba, and Bolívar in northern Colombia have affected thousands of people. Read more

Heidi Matzke, executive director of Alternatives Pregnancy Center in Sacramento, Calif., speaks to members of the U.S. Senate on July 12, 2022.

Pregnancy center director tells Congress pro-life work ‘worth the risk’ of attacks

Jul 13, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The director said her center has had to spend roughly $150,000 — money that could have been used elsewhere —... Read more

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora kneels before the superior of the Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua on July 6, 2022.

Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Jul 12, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora of Tilarán-Liberia in Costa Rica greeted the nuns one by one and knelt as he greeted... Read more

Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexican bishop to country's president: 'We've done our job as pastors'

Jul 11, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Ramón Castro Castro on July 9 responded to recent remarks by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who called the... Read more

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Should we get rid of daylight saving time and use 'God's clock' instead?

Jul 10, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Studies have linked changing the clocks with foggy thinking and an increase in heart attacks. Read more

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Report: 1 cardinal and 57 priests killed in the last 30 years in Mexico

Jul 8, 2022

By David Ramos

The document comes as the faithful in Mexico prepare to observe a Day of Prayer for Peace in Mexico on... Read more

Missionaries of Charity leave Nicaragua on July 6, 2022.

Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Jul 7, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The action is the latest in religious persecutions that have escalated there in the last four years. Read more

Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio

Archbishop of Bogotá: 'It's our duty to be bishops during difficult times' in Colombia

Jul 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

During his opening address to the bishops’ plenary assembly July 4, the president of the Colombian bishops’ conference exhorted fellow... Read more

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Church leaders in Mexico call for days of prayer for peace amid increasing violence

Jul 5, 2022

By David Ramos

“There is a wound to heal and there is the strength that the country needs today to build peace,” the... Read more

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Will Mexico have to wait a half-century for legal abortion to be overturned?

Jul 5, 2022

By David Ramos

Rulings that legitimize abortion by the higher courts in Mexico continue to present significant challenges for the pro-life cause in... Read more

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes arrives for the afternoon session of the Amazon Synod, October 8, 2019.

Brazilian Cardinal Cláudio Hummes dies at 87

Jul 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, archbishop emeritus of São Paulo, Brazil, died on Monday after a long illness. Read more

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Peruvian same-sex-attracted man defies gay 'pride' by promising to be chaste

Jul 1, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

In a recent interview with Spanish EWTN News, Gerson Granados Gonzales shared his life’s journey and a message to those... Read more

President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, in protocolary session of the Permanent Council of the OAS.

Guatemalan president demands commission desist from abortion activism

Jun 30, 2022

By David Ramos

For President Alejandro Giammattei, the report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights shows a “methodological error that makes evident... Read more

A procession of the Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos in Mexico.

Bishop walks on his knees to bid farewell to Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos in Mexico

Jun 30, 2022

By David Ramos

Bishop Jorge Alberto Cavazos Arizpe headed the diocese of San Juan de los Lagos for six years and was recently... Read more

Pope Francis called on Colombians to “to continue along paths of reconciliation" in his June 28, 2022, message read at the Truth Commission final report in Bogotá.

Pope Francis encourages reconciliation in Colombia at Truth Commission presentation

Jun 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

A message from the pope was read at the June 28 presentation of the final report of the commission. Read more

Missionaries of Charity

Ortega government orders dissolution of Missionaries of Charity in Nicaragua

Jun 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The order to shut down the sisters and 100 other nongovernmental organizations was requested by a Sandinista legislator in a... Read more