Americas News

Hundreds of men pray in Santo Domingo Plaza on June 25 at the first-ever Men's Rosary in Mexico City.

Hundreds of men gather to pray the rosary in Mexico City

Jun 28, 2022

By Ana Paula Morales

The men processed through Santo Domingo Plaza in the center of the Mexican capital proclaiming “Long live Christ the King!” Read more

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega

Cardinal reveals he was detained by drug traffickers in Mexico

Jun 28, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega lamented the current climate of violence in Mexico at a June 26 press conference. Read more

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Latin American pro-life leaders celebrate overturning of Roe v. Wade

Jun 28, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

One leader said the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court will “undoubtedly have a positive impact on Latin America.” Read more

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven in Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican bishops: The country is spattered in the blood of the dead and disappeared

Jun 26, 2022

By David Ramos

"Our Mexico is being spattered in the blood of so many dead and disappeared," the Catholic Church in the country... Read more

Demonstrators clash with riot police, nearby El Ejido park, in Quito, on June 24, 2022, in the framework of indigenous-led protests against the government. - Ecuador's government and Indigenous protesters accused each other of intransigence as thousands gathered for a 12th day of a fuel price revolt that has claimed six lives and injured dozens. After the most violent day of the campaign so far -- with police firing tear gas to disperse thousands storming Congress -- the government accused protesters of shunning a peaceful outcome.

Bishops call for dialogue, offer help amid Ecuador protests

Jun 24, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The bishops of Ecuador have called for dialogue in order to reach an agreement between the government and the Confederation... Read more

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Cardinal criticizes Mexican president's anti-crime policy

Jun 23, 2022

By David Ramos

The "hugs not bullets" policy of the president is ineffective, says Guadalajara archbishop Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega. Read more

An Inuit delegation from Canada meets Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 28, 2022.

Itinerary released for Pope Francis' trip to Canada in late July

Jun 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Vatican has released the itinerary for Pope Francis’ visit to Canada, during which he will meet with representatives of... Read more

Fathers Javier Campos Morales, SJ and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, SJ.

Two Jesuit priests killed in a church in Mexico

Jun 21, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Jesuits of Mexico announced Tuesday that two of their priests were killed Monday inside a church in a mountainous... Read more

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Fathers are more than providers, and St. Joseph is their example, archbishop says

Jun 20, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey, president of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, said in a Father's Day message that fathers... Read more

Sister Francisca Teresa (left). The nun with her Carmelite sisters (right).

99-year-old Carmelite nun credits her family and Mary for her long, happy vocation

Jun 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Agustina Medina Muñoz has been a Discalced Carmelite cloistered nun in Chile for almost 80 years. Read more

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega during the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution at "La Fe" square in Managua on July 19, 2019.

190 attacks against Church in Nicaragua under Daniel Ortega since 2018, report says

Jun 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Ortega regime has "initiated an indiscriminate persecution" against the Catholic Church, the report says. Read more

Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing.

Michigan bishop ‘humbled’ by success of weekly discipleship challenge

Jun 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The year-long initiative has attracted more than 11,000 weekly subscribers. Read more

Argentine retired Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta (R) arrives to court in Oran, Argentina, on March 3, 2022. Zanchetta, considered close to Pope Francis, was sentenced to four years and six months in prison for sexual abuse of two seminarians by a court in the northwestern city of Oran, which ordered his immediate arrest, according to the ruling.

Bishop Zanchetta’s lawyer requests house arrest to serve sentence for sexual abuse due to health problems

Jun 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

Zanchetta’s lawyer is seeking the change so the bishop emeritus of Orán doesn’t have to remain in prison. Read more

112-year-old Venezuelan farmer Vicente Pérez gestures at his home in San Jose de Bolivar, Tachira state, Venezuela, on Jan. 24, 2022. Guinness World Records has officially recognized Pérez as the oldest living man following the death of a Spaniard who was the previous holder of the title,

The oldest man in the world is 113 and prays the rosary twice a day

Jun 8, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

His name is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, he’s Venezuelan, and is passionate about his faith. Read more

The seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

DHS warns that ‘faith-based institutions’ could be targeted amid ‘heightened threat environment’

Jun 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The DHS alert followed an unconfirmed report that it had notified Catholic bishops of ‘credible threats’ if Roe v. Wade... Read more

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

70 new priests ordained in one weekend in Mexican diocese

Jun 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

God continues to call, his voice is powerful and there are still young hearts willing to continue to listen to... Read more

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Texas pro-life pregnancy centers prepare for overturning of Roe v. Wade

Jun 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The legal change could mean that tens of thousands more children will be born in the state each year. Read more

Migrant child has lunch at the Casa de Paso "Divina Providencia" in Cucuta.

The Church asks Colombia, Venezuela to resume diplomatic relations to address migration

May 26, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Church has asked the governments of Colombia and Venezuela to resume their “truncated binational relations” in order to respond... Read more

Sisters Vanessa Pagano (left) and Nichole Pagano, who are both students at Hunterdon Central Regional High School and attended an unsanctioned pro-abortion rally at the school in order to stand up for the unborn with a pro-life sign.

Catholic pro-life student attacked at public school, school criticized for lack of protection

May 26, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Nichole Pagano said that students ‘came at me all up in my face, verbally screaming at me, and physically even... Read more

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.

Bishop Flores on Texas elementary school shooting: ‘Don’t tell me that guns aren’t the problem’

May 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Bishops across the US are responding to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Read more