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Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, pictured in Lebanon on Dec. 2, 2014.

Vatican diplomat: Catholics can help UN to live up to its principles

Oct 27, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations has said that faith-based organizations need to help the international community to see its... Read more

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Financial and operational questions surround Scholas Occurentes pontifical foundation

Oct 24, 2020

The Pontifical Foundation Scholas Occurentes, which is charged with promoting education in underserved and poor communities, has received millions in... Read more

Argentine bishops call bill to legalize abortion ‘untenable’

Oct 23, 2020

The Catholic bishops of Argentina have blasted a plan to introduce an abortion legalization bill in the country, saying it... Read more

Assumption parish in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 19, 2020.

Latin American bishops express solidarity with Chile after church burnings

Oct 22, 2020

Following recent attacks on three churches in Chile, the bishops of Paraguay, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina expressed their closeness... Read more

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In grim accounting, Canadian report says assisted suicide saves health care money

Oct 21, 2020

A Canadian report has put a dollar figure on legal assisted suicide, claiming that legalization has saved millions of dollars... Read more

Diocese in Mexico ordains 34 new priests

Oct 21, 2020

On World Mission Sunday, October 18, the archbishop of Guadalajara ordained 34 new priests (33 diocesan and 1 religious) and... Read more

Church of the Assumption in Santiago, Chile, after an arson attack Oct. 18. Giselle Vargas/ACI Prensa

After parish in Santiago, Chile destroyed by arson, pastor urges hope

Oct 20, 2020

The pastor of a parish destroyed by arson in Santiago, Chile on Sunday has urged local Catholics to reject temptations... Read more

Church fires in Santiago, Chile Oct. 18.

In Chile, archbishop condemns arson attacks that destroyed Catholic churches

Oct 19, 2020

The Archbishop of Santiago de Chile condemned arson attacks that destroyed two Chilean churches Sunday, and called on Catholics to... Read more

Bishop Lawrence Nicasio of Belize City. CNA file photo.

Belize’s far-reaching gender bill runs aground, and critics warn of international 'gender ideology' pressure

Oct 18, 2020

By Kevin Jones

A bill purporting to secure equality and anti-discrimination in Belize was withdrawn last month, after Bishop Lawrence Nicasio and other... Read more

Daniel Ortega celebrates his re-inauguration as president of Nicaragua, Jan. 10, 2012.

Managua archdiocese urges free elections in Nicaragua

Oct 13, 2020

The Archdiocese of Managua has expressed its concern over new threats to freedom and personal safety in Nicaragua, and urged... Read more

Mattheus (left) holds a photo of Carlo Acutis (right), whose prayers are attributed with the boy's healing.

The miracle attributed to Carlo Acutis' prayers

Oct 10, 2020

The beatification of Carlo Acutis took place Oct. 10 after a miracle attributed to his prayers and the grace of... Read more

Attempt to fast-track abortion legalization bill in Mexico fails

Oct 9, 2020

Pro-life leaders in Mexico claimed a temporary victory October 5 when a vote on bill to legalize abortion was postponed.  Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. Courtesy photo.

Vatican to UN: cancel debts to help poor nations overcome pandemic

Oct 9, 2020

A Vatican representative called Wednesday for the cancelation of the debt of poor countries facing a “triple economic shock” as... Read more

In Canada, new bill would expand euthanasia, assisted suicide, Catholics warn

Oct 8, 2020

A bill reintroduced by the Canadian government this month would expand access to euthanasia and assisted suicide in the country... Read more

A statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe being restored after it was buried in the Santa Catarina River for ten years.

Our Lady of Guadalupe statue lost in hurricane, recovered 10 years later by another

Oct 7, 2020

When Hurricane Alex roared through the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon in 2010, the wind tore a metal sculpture of... Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. Courtesy photo.

Vatican tells UN it is ‘deeply concerned’ by push to ‘reinterpret' foundations of human rights

Oct 7, 2020

A Vatican representative told the United Nations Tuesday that the Holy See was “deeply concerned” by moves “to reinterpret the... Read more

The Church of San Benito Abad in San Benito del Crucero, Cuba.

A new church in Cuba after years of persecution

Oct 2, 2020

The recent construction and dedication of a church building in Cuba represents a “small miracle”, according to the Claretian priest... Read more

The flag of Ecuador.

Ecuadorian president vetoes health code bill

Sep 28, 2020

The Ecuadorian president on Friday vetoed the entire Health Code bill passed by the country’s legislature. The bill would have... Read more

Colombian bishops pray for victims of two new massacres

Sep 24, 2020

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference this week offered prayers and voiced “deep sorrow” over two new massacres in the country in... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine and celebrations in Des Plaines, Ill. Courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Call to evangelize highlighted at virtual Guadalupe pilgrimage

Sep 23, 2020

Organizers of the first international virtual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe said the social media livestream... Read more