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Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo of Merida, Venezuela takes possession of St. John the Evangelist Church in Rome, Italy on June 12, 2017.

Church in Venezuela can facilitate talks between government and opposition, says cardinal

Jun 24, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Cardinal Baltazar Porras, archbishop of Mérida and apostolic administrator of Caracas, said that the Church in Venezuela can help facilitate... Read more

Cathedral of San Gil

LGBT activist dances and strips in atrium of Catholic cathedral

Jun 24, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

An LGBT activist danced and stripped to scanty underwear in the atrium in front of the cathedral in the town... Read more

St. Gregory Mission, Osoyoos Indian Reserve, British Columbia, Canada

Police investigate after two Catholic churches burn on British Columbia tribal lands

Jun 24, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Two Catholic churches in the same region of British Columbia burned down in suspicious circumstances early Monday morning.  Read more

Chileans to pray ‘Rosary of Hope’ for drafting of new Constitution  

Jun 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Beginning Wednesday, June 23, Catholics in Chile will pray a rosary every week for the Holy Spirit to guide the... Read more

Baja California legislature inserts same-sex marriage into state constitution

Jun 19, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Baja California legislature amended the state constitution Wednesday to include same-sex marriage, which pro-life activists have called a "grave... Read more

A statue of the Virgin Mary was unharmed by an attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of Colombia’s National Army.

Marian statue untouched by car bombing at army base in Colombia

Jun 19, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

A statue of the Virgin Mary was unharmed by an attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of Colombia’s National... Read more

Costa Rican bishop calls Catholics to witness to faith in public life

Jun 17, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

The Bishop of Ciudad Quesada on Tuesday called on the faithful not to hide their faith in private, but to... Read more

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Colombian diocese condemns car bombing at army base

Jun 17, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

The Diocese of Cúcuta has condemned Wednesday’s attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of the National Army, and warned... Read more

A pro-life memorial at St. Joseph's church in Port Moody, Canada, that was vandalized June 13, 2021.

Churches vandalized in Vancouver archdiocese

Jun 16, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Two parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver were vandalized last weekend. Read more

Pro-life demonstrator in Argentina | Photo: @connox.ph - Unidad Provida

Journalists funded by Planned Parenthood create 'black list' of Argentine pro-lifers

Jun 15, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

On Sunday a group of journalists from Argentina, financed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, published a "black list” with... Read more

Deaths by euthanasia soared last year in Canada

Jun 9, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The number of Canadians who ended their lives by euthanasia and assisted suicide increased by 17% in 2020, the country’s... Read more

Mexican bishops ask that election results be respected

Jun 8, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Mexican bishops’ conference on Monday asked the political forces in the country to respect the results of Sunday’s elections... Read more

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Widowed deacon in Argentina ordained a priest

Jun 7, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

Luis Avagliano served as a permanent deacon for 27 years, but after the death of his wife almost seven years... Read more

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kamloops, Canada, in February 2015. Credit: Alan Levine via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Tk̓emlúps 'disturbed' by vandalism of church building near Church-run school in Canada

Jun 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The chief of the Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc, or Kamloops Indian Band, has condemned the vandalism of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church... Read more

The clear response of a priest to Fr. James Martin for supporting 'gay pride'

Jun 4, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Fr. Nelson Medina, a Dominican priest from Colombia, responded to the June 2 Instagram video posted by Fr. James Martin... Read more

Cardinal Collins: Rediscover the 'treasure' of the Sacred Heart devotion this month

Jun 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archbishop of Toronto released a pastoral letter earlier this year offering meditations on and insights into the significance of... Read more

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Prolifers denounce media manipulation favoring legal abortion in El Salvador

Jun 2, 2021

By David Ramos

Sara Rogel, a woman convicted in El Salvador of murdering her newborn, recently was released from prison on parole, and... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Amid Colombia protests, archbishop urges overcoming visceral hatred with the love of God

Jun 1, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Archbishop of Bogotá, Luis José Rueda Aparicio, has encouraged Colombians to overcome their fratricidal "visceral hatred" with the authentic... Read more

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kamloops, Canada, in February 2015. Credit: Alan Levine via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Canadian bishops pledge reconciliation after indigenous children's remains discovered at Catholic-run school

Jun 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Canadian bishops pledged to work towards healing and reconciliation with the country’s indigenous populations, after the remains of more than... Read more

Close up of empty crib.

Anti-natalist policies in Argentina forebode a ‘demographic winter’

May 31, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

"The results of the anti-natalist policies implemented in recent years predict a ‘demographic winter’" for Argentina, warned the digital newsletter... Read more