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May 3, 2017 Deputy of the National Assembly holds a Venezuelan flag when the protest in Caracas is repressed by the Bolivarian National Guard with tear gas. Credit: Reynaldo Riobueno/Shutterstock

Venezuelan bishops to address country's situation during plenary assembly

Jul 7, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

The Venezuelan bishops’ plenary assembly, being held July 7-9, will address the country’s situation, as well as pastoral concerns. Read more

Bolivian archbishop calls for policies respecting the dignity of the human person

Jul 6, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

The Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra said in his homily on Sunday that the high rate of domestic... Read more

Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina, Canada. Credit: Grahampurse via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Bishops in Saskatchewan propose fundraising appeal for residential school survivors

Jul 6, 2021

The bishops in Saskatchewan on Saturday announced plans for a fundraising effort across the province to support survivors of residential... Read more

Sister María de Jesús Miranda. Credit: Eduardo Berdejo/ACI Prensa.

Church in Cuba celebrates nun's 75th anniversary as a religious

Jul 6, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

The Church in Cuba offered a special Mass of thanksgiving for the 75 years of consecrated life of Sister María... Read more

An image from the Canadian pro-life group Choice42's animated video encouraging pregnant women to choose life.

Viral Video Encourages Women to Reject Abortion: ‘You Can Do This’

Jul 5, 2021

By Katie Yoder

A viral video is challenging society and the media for pressuring women to choose abortion. Its message is simple: Women... Read more

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UN accused of lies, manipulation in effort to legalize abortion in El Salvador

Jul 4, 2021

Salvadoran pro-life leader Sara Larín charged that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is lying... Read more

The pachamama monstrance at St. John Macias parish in Zapopan, Mexico.

Pachamama image used as monstrance in Mexican parish

Jul 3, 2021

By David Ramos

The “pachamama” or “mother earth” image which accompanied various activities during the 2019 Amazon Synod in Rome was recently used... Read more

Parents urge Chilean president to veto bill that would undermine parental authority

Jul 1, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Pro-family organizations in Chile are urging President Sebastián Piñera to veto completely the recently passed "System of Guarantees of Children's... Read more

Fire destroys St. Jean Baptiste parish, Morinville, Alberta

Indigenous leader in Canada cautions against arsons at churches

Jul 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

A First Nations leader in Alberta released a video plea on Wednesday decrying recent “suspicious” fires at Catholic churches throughout... Read more

As coronavirus spikes in Cuba, bishop calls for prayer to end pandemic

Jul 1, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

Bishop Juan de Dios Hernández Ruiz of Pinar del Río on Wednesday called on the faithful to pray that through... Read more

The flag of Canada. Credit: Jiri Flogel/Shutterstock.

More unmarked graves discovered in Canada as church vandalism continues

Jul 1, 2021

The discovery of 182 additional undocumented graves outside a former residential school in Canada has heightened calls to boycott Canada... Read more

Faith is key in overcoming drug addiction, say former drug users

Jun 30, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

Young people from the San José Hogar de Cristo (Saint Joseph Home of Christ) in metropolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina highlighted... Read more

Ultrasound of baby at 12 weeks

Effort underway to legalize abortion on demand in Mexico’s Hidalgo state 

Jun 30, 2021

By David Ramos

A year and a half after a similar bill was defeated in the Hidalgo state legislature in Mexico, lawmakers belonging... Read more

Fire destroys St. Jean Baptiste parish, Morinville, Alberta

Canadian police investigate two more ‘suspicious’ fires at Catholic churches

Jun 30, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating two more fires at Catholic churches in Canada as “suspicious,” after four churches... Read more

Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Canadian bishops, Indigenous leaders will meet with pope in December

Jun 29, 2021

Some Canadian bishops, along with Indigenous leaders, will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2021, according to... Read more

One of the five Canadian Catholic churches that burned in a week: Sacred Heart Mission Church, Pentincton, British Columbia

Indigenous leaders condemn recent vandalism of churches in Canada

Jun 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle, Joe Bukuras

Indigenous and Catholic leaders have condemned a recent spate of church vandalism in Canada, along with five Catholic churches having... Read more

Anarchy and chaos must never again be the protagonists in Colombia, bishops urge

Jun 28, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The bishops of the Pacific and the southwestern regions of Colombia spoke out about the current situation in the country... Read more

Church in Venezuela calls for a day of prayer and fasting for the liberation of the country

Jun 25, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

In commemorating the June 24 centennial of the Battle of Carabobo, the Venezuelan bishops’ conference highlighted on their website a... Read more

Bishop Eugenio Lira Rugarcía celebrates Mass on June 23

‘No more violence!’ cries bishop after crime wave in Mexican border town 

Jun 25, 2021

In the midst of the crime wave hitting Reynosa, Mexico, the bishop of Matamoros has cried out “no more violence”... Read more

Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, in tribute to 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found in unmarked graves at the site of a former residential School in Kamloops, June 1, 2021.

Saskatchewan bishops call for justice after new discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school

Jun 25, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Bishops of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan acknowledged the need for “repentance” and justice, after a new discovery of hundreds... Read more