Americas News

Nancy Tolentino, minister of women and vulnerable populations of Peru.

Peru congressman challenges gender ideology training for public employees

Aug 25, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

Alejandro Muñante has requested that officials explain in detail what is “the usefulness of the training, its legal justification ...... Read more

Daniel Ortega.

Nicaragua dictatorship revokes legal status of the Jesuits, confiscates all their assets

Aug 24, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The move by the dictatorship takes place amid a growing wave of harassment against the religious order. Read more

Reconstruction of the church of Santa Anita in the Tarahumara mountain range in northern Mexico.

Parishioners begin to repair church riddled with bullets in Mexico

Aug 24, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Fighting between organized crime members in June caused serious damage to both outside and inside the village church in Santa... Read more


Brazil’s Supreme Court rules anti-homosexual slurs are punishable by prison

Aug 24, 2023

By ACI Digital

With the decision, transphobia and homophobia will be punished with sentences of two to five years of imprisonment in addition... Read more

Argentino del Valle Larrabure.

Canonization cause opens for Argentine officer tortured and killed by Marxist insurgents

Aug 22, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The cause for canonization of Argentino del Valle Larrabure, an army colonel tortured and murdered in 1975 by Marxist rebels,... Read more

An aerial view shows charred remains on the side of the road beside the highway in Enterprise, Northwest Territories, Canada, on Aug. 20, 2023. Enterprise and Hay River were put on evacuation orders prior to the city of Yellowknife. The town of Enterprise, Northwest Territories, was burned to the ground by forest fires.

Canadian bishop calls fire devastation ‘closest image to apocalyptic wasteland I have ever seen’

Aug 22, 2023

By The B.C. Catholic

After a 12-hour drive to escape the wildfires sweeping through Canada, Bishop Jon Hansen shared the story of his journey... Read more

(Left) A stamp printed in Nicaragua shows the face of Casimiro Sotelo Montenegro. (right) Letters from the Central American University.

Nicaragua’s dictatorship renames university, evicts 6 Jesuits from adjacent property

Aug 22, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Jesuits showed the officers proof of the order’s ownership but it made little difference and they were ordered to... Read more

Two Inuit children return from school past a stop sign written in English in October 2002 in Iqaluit, northern Canada. Iqaluit is the capitol of Nunavut Territory in the Canadian Arctic.

Retired Calgary bishop demands proof for ‘missing children’ claims

Aug 21, 2023

By The B.C. Catholic

“Why is the Catholic Church not asking the federal government for proof that even one residential school child is actually... Read more

The economic sciences building of the Central American University (UCA) in Nicaragua.

Jesuits’ superior general condemns seizure of university by Nicaragua dictatorship

Aug 18, 2023

By Ary Waldir Ramos Díaz

The superior general of the Jesuits denounced the confiscation and expressed his solidarity with the UCA, its directors, and its... Read more

A weapon is seen in the house where allegedly five young men were murdered in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco State, Mexico, on Aug. 17, 2023.

Bishops of Mexico call for prayers for peace: ‘We live surrounded by violence’

Aug 18, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office on Dec. 1, 2018, 131,507 first-degree murders have been recorded in Mexico... Read more

Father Bernardo Mercado, the Jesuit provincial in Bolivia.

Jesuit provincial in Bolivia says he would not have entered order if he knew about abuse

Aug 17, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Father Bernardo Mercado was interviewed recently by the special commission for the investigation of sexual abuse in ecclesial environments. Read more

Brazilian home-schooling mom Regiane Cichelero.

Brazilian mom fined for homeschooling her son and instilling Christian values

Aug 17, 2023

By Abel Camasca

The local prosecutor’s office began legal proceedings against the mother for failing to enroll her minor child in the school... Read more

Central American University (UCA) of Nicaragua.

U.S. State Department spokesman condemns seizure of Jesuit university in Nicaragua

Aug 17, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina, CNA Staff

“The U.S. condemns the regime’s ongoing repression of religious figures and institutions,” Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said. Read more

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Former liberation theologian says movement fueled decline of Catholicism in Brazil

Aug 17, 2023

By Marcelo Musa Cavallari

Friar Clodovis Boff said the Catholic Church needs to return to a Christ-centered theology in Brazil. Read more

Dialogue table between the ELN and the government of Colombia.

Church to accompany peace talks between Colombian government, National Liberation Army

Aug 15, 2023

By ACI Prensa

Among the issues that will be addressed, in addition to pacification, are those of agrarian reform and institutional reform in... Read more

Cardinal Manuel Clemente, the patriarch of Lisbon, was the main celebrant for the Tuesday evening outdoor opening Mass for World Youth Day held at Eduardo VII Park on Aug. 1, 2023.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua blocks two priests who attended WYD from returning to the country

Aug 14, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The dictatorship of Daniel Ortega reportedly prohibited two priests from returning to Nicaragua from Lisbon, Portugal, where they participated in... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Diocese of Estelí, Nicaragua.

Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua freezes bank accounts, assets of Jesuit university

Aug 14, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

Auxiliary bishop of Managua, Nicaragua, Silvio Báez, condemned the latest aggression by the government on Aug. 10 on his X... Read more


Peru congressman: Abortion lobby using pregnant rape victim to try to legalize abortion

Aug 13, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

“What I see is the utilization of this case by the abortion lobby,” said Peru Congressman Alejandro Muñante. Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Is Nicaragua’s Bishop Álvarez still alive? A U.S. congressman demands proof

Aug 11, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

“I call on President Ortega to provide proof to the international community that Bishop Álvarez is still alive,” said Rep.... Read more


Bishops of Brazil encourage prayers to prevent liberalization of abortion

Aug 10, 2023

By ACI Digital

A lawsuit calling for the decriminalization of abortion in the country is now before the Federal Supreme Court and could... Read more