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Ortega dictatorship expels another religious congregation from Nicaragua

Sep 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua has expelled the Religious Sisters of the Cross, thus continuing its attacks... Read more

Santiago Apostle Parish in Tangamandapio, Mexico, was damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 19, 2022.

Eight churches damaged by Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico

Sep 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

A Catholic church in Tangamandapio and seven other Catholic churches were damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on... Read more

Mass in the Chapel of Nossa Senhora Unatadora dos Knots and Sagrada Familia, in Várzea Grande, in Mato Grosso state, Brazil.

Blessed Sacrament chapels at gas stations along highway are ‘oasis’ for Brazil travelers

Sep 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Rede Marajó, a chain of highway service stations in Brazil, has built seven chapels at its stations with the Blessed... Read more

The pilgrim image of Maria de Itatí and the multitude of pilgrims in front of the basilica at the Shrine of the Virgin of Itatí in the Archdiocese of Corrientes, Argentina, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

300,000 youths make pilgrimage to Virgin of Itatí in Argentina

Sep 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Under the theme “Together with Mary, we meet again as a synodal Church,” the young people made a pilgrimage to... Read more

A proposal to convert the Catholic chapel located in the capitol building where Colombia’s Congress meets into a “neutral place of worship” is “persecution of the Catholic Church,” said Father Raúl Ortiz.

Priest calls attempt to close Colombia Capitol building chapel ‘persecution of the Church’

Sep 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

A congressman has proposed to convert the Catholic chapel located in the capitol building where Colombia’s Congress meets into a... Read more

St. Michael the Archangel

Nicaraguan dictatorship prohibits procession for St. Michael the Archangel and St. Jerome

Sep 19, 2022

By CNA Staff

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, has prohibited upcoming processions in Masaya. Read more

Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco of Santiago de Chile peaches at a Te Deum service marking Chile's independence, Sept. 18, 2022

Violence and corruption won’t build up Chile, cardinal says at independence prayer service

Sep 19, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco of Santiago de Chile said in a prayer service marking the country’s independence that neither violence... Read more

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Toronto replaced a vandalized statue of Mary with a replica of the Lebanese shrine Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa on Sept. 11, 2022.

A ‘piece of Lebanon’ comes to Toronto Maronite Catholic church

Sep 18, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A replica of the Our Lady of Lebanon statue in Harissa, Lebanon, was blessed at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite... Read more

Jesuit Father David Pantaleón

Cuban dictatorship expels superior of Jesuits from the island

Sep 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Cuban dictatorship has expelled Father David Pantaleón, who served as superior of the Jesuits, from the island by not... Read more

Bishop José Álvarez Lagos is surrounded by police officers on Aug. 4, 2022. The bishop's detention was cited in a Sept. 13, 2022, U.N. human-rights report.

UN human rights report on Nicaragua cites ‘attacks on Catholic Church’

Sep 15, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The United Nations Human Rights Council released a report Sept. 13 that condemned the regime of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega. Read more

Marta Lamas in "Conversation on the Feminist Movement."

Feminist leader admits ‘we inflated the figures’ to get abortion legalized in Mexico

Sep 13, 2022

By David Ramos

A well-known feminist leader admitted in a video that recently went viral that “we inflated the figures” in the effort... Read more

Mark Arcand (R), brother of James Smith Cree Nation stabbing victim Bonnie Burns, and Brian (2nd R), husband of Bonnie, pause behind pictures of Bonnie during a news conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Sept. 7, 2022. - One of two brothers who were the target of a massive manhunt in Canada after allegedly carrying out a stabbing spree that left 10 dead and 18 wounded has been found dead, police said on September 5. The killings in the remote James Smith Cree Nation Indigenous community and the town of Weldon in Saskatchewan province in western Canada are among the deadliest incidents of mass violence ever to hit the nation.

Prince Albert diocese prays for victims of Canada stabbings

Sep 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Carl Bunderson

Following a stabbing spree in rural Canada that left at least 10 dead and 18 injured, the local Catholic diocese... Read more

Monastery of San Bernardo in Salta, Argentina

Archbishop, Carmelite nuns sign agreement after conflict over alleged Marian apparitions

Sep 7, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Discalced Carmelite sisters of the monastery of San Bernardo in Salta, Argentina, signed an agreement with Archbishop Mario Antonio... Read more

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Ciborium with Eucharist stolen from primatial cathedral of Colombia

Sep 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

A complaint has been filed with authorities, so that a “corresponding investigation” could be conducted, according to a priest at... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA praised Servant of God Vincent Capodanno at a memorial Mass marking the 55th anniversary of the death of the heroic chaplain Sept. 6, 2022.

Archbishop: Despite cause’s setback, Capodanno’s example is ‘uplifting for the whole Church’

Sep 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Sept. 6 Mass marking the 55th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Vincent Capodanno took place just... Read more

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Crowd prays rosary at Colombia’s El Dorado airport to demand reopening of Catholic chapel

Sep 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The private company that manages the airport closed the chapel on Aug. 26 and said it would become a “space... Read more

Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag was assigned as apostolic nuncio in Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania in Africa on Sept. 6, 2022.

Vatican sends papal nuncio expelled by Nicaragua to Africa

Sep 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag will be the apostolic nuncio in Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania. Read more

President Gabriel Bóric of Chile votes in a Sept. 4, 2022, election for proposed changes to the country’s constitution.

‘Democracy has won,’ bishop says after broad voter rejection of new Chilean constitution

Sep 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Isauro Covili Linfati of Iquique, Chile, made his remarks after a majority of voters rejected the proposal, which sought... Read more

Buenaventura, Colombia, January 2016.

Gang violence prevents evening Masses in Colombian city

Sep 2, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Bishop Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya of Buenaventura explained Wednesday that drug gang violence in the Colombian port city has forced... Read more

The faithful in Nicaragua participate in a pilgrimage in support of the bishops, July 28, 2018.

Exiled priest explains why pope did not use strong words about persecution in Nicaragua

Sep 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

A Nicaraguan priest living in the United States said that if Pope Francis in his Aug. 21 Sunday Angelus had... Read more