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Argentine priest suspended for punching bishop who closed seminary

Dec 22, 2020

A priest of the Diocese of San Rafael has been suspended after he physically attacked Bishop Eduardo María Taussig during... Read more

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Colombian bishop: Desecration of church, Eucharist 'wounds all Catholics'

Dec 17, 2020

A Colombian bishop has decried the desecration of a Catholic church and its tabernacle in the country and called on... Read more

Argentina lawmakers pass abortion bill amid pressure from activists

Dec 12, 2020

The lower house of Argentina’s legislature has passed a bill that would legalize abortion-on-demand up to 14 weeks in pregnancy,... Read more

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes of Mexico.

Mexico City archbishop supports pope's remarks on civil unions

Dec 11, 2020

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes of Mexico City has said he agrees with Pope Francis’ comments on same-sex civil unions, made... Read more

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada.

Montreal archbishop apologizes after report faults failures to address priest’s misconduct

Nov 30, 2020

The Montreal archdiocese repeatedly failed to act on complaints regarding a former priest’s misbehavior until it was found he had... Read more

A prolife demonstration before the Argentine Congress, Nov. 28, 2020.

Demonstrations against abortion bill held in Argentina

Nov 30, 2020

Demonstrations were held Saturday throughout Argentina in opposition to a bill that would legalize elective abortion, introduced by President Alberto... Read more

The woman who lived for 60 years on the Eucharist alone

Nov 28, 2020

Servant of God Floripes de Jesús, better known as Lola, was a Brazilian laywoman who lived on the Eucharist alone... Read more

Archbishop Brian Dunn. Courtesy photo.

New archbishop takes helm of Canadian Catholic archdiocese

Nov 27, 2020

A new archbishop took the helm in the Canadian archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth Friday.  Read more

Diego Maradona in 1986. public domain.

Bishop urges prayer after Diego Maradona's death

Nov 25, 2020

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60. Maradona is regarded... Read more

Alberto Fernández, left. Pope Francis, right.

Argentine president hopes Pope Francis 'won't be angry' over abortion bill

Nov 24, 2020

Argentine president Alberto Fernández said Sunday he hopes Pope Francis won’t be angry because of a bill he introduced in... Read more

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver. CNA file photo.

Vancouver archbishop criticizes pandemic restrictions on Masses

Nov 23, 2020

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver expressed disappointment with the government’s decision to ban religious services as part of a plan... Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Toronto

Toronto cardinal rebukes Catholic school board members for barring Catechism reading

Nov 20, 2020

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has rebuked members of the local Catholic school board for refusing to allow a passage... Read more

The aftermath of Hurricane Iota in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Nov. 17, 2020.

After another major hurricane, Central America needs 'a helping hand'

Nov 18, 2020

With Hurricane Iota becoming the second major hurricane to hit Central America this November, relief agencies have tried to prepare... Read more

Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, who died Nov. 15, 2020.

Cardinal Vela Chiriboga, emeritus Archbishop of Quito, dies at 86

Nov 16, 2020

Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, who served as Archbishop of Quito from 2003 to 2010, died Sunday after spending several... Read more

Our Lady of Lujan Parish, in El Bolson, Argentina.

Militants descrate Church in Argentine Patagonia

Nov 9, 2020

A group of militants charged into a Catholic church in Argentina on Friday, beat the priest, desecrated the Eucharist, and... Read more

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Agreement allowing Planned Parenthood to operate in Guatemala rescinded

Nov 5, 2020

Guatemala’s Interior Ministry rescinded Wednesday an agreement it had made last month allowing Planned Parenthood to establish and operate branch... Read more

Protests Nov. 1 in San Rafael, Argentina.

New protests over closure of seminary in Argentina

Nov 3, 2020

Demonstrators this weekend protested the Vatican-ordered closure of Mary Mother of God Seminary in San Rafael, Argentina.  Read more

A pro-abortion protestor in Brazil.

Brazilian court prohibits 'Catholic' name for abortion advocacy group

Nov 1, 2020

By CNA Staff

A Brazilian court has ruled that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” must remove the term “Catholic” from its name,... Read more

After Pope Francis' civil union remarks, archbishop recalls Argentina's civil unions debate

Oct 28, 2020

After remarks in a newly-released documentary from Pope Francis on civil unions, the archbishop emeritus of La Plata, Argentina, has... Read more