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Male political candidates in Mexican state use gender ideology to file as trans women

May 26, 2021

By David Ramos

To avoid being left out of the 2021 Mexican elections because of a constitutional principle of “gender parity”, 18 male... Read more

Counterterrorism operations in Peru's Valle de los Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro. Credit: Ministerio de Defensa del Perú via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Peruvian bishops condemn mass killing by the Shining Path

May 25, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The president of the Peruvian bishops’ conference has condemned Sunday’s killing of 16 persons by the Shining Path, a communist... Read more

A basketball court serves as a polling place for voters during the 2018 Mexican general election, in Hermosillo, Sonora. Credit: Harry Thomas Flower/Shutterstock.

Xalapa archdiocese gives guidelines for 'responsible discernment' in Mexican legislative election

May 24, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The Archdiocese of Xalapa offered on Sunday four guidelines for  “responsible discernment” when casting a vote in the upcoming legislative... Read more

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Brazilian boy who painted pictures of saints to help pay for his medical treatment dies

May 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

Daniel Neves, a 13-year-old boy who painted pictures of the saints and the Blessed Virgin Mary to help to pay... Read more

Argentine lawyers take legal action against restrictions on Mass attendance

May 20, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

The Catholic Lawyers Corporation of Argentina filed a writ of amparo on Tuesday contending that recent health regulations decreed during... Read more

Emma Larson, who became Catholic after hearing a perfomance of the Ave Maria, at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver. Credit: The B.C. Catholic.

Beauty of concert Ave Maria drew woman to Catholic Church

Though she could not comprehend the Latin, something about a powerful, building song the Chor Leoni Men’s Choir performed at... Read more

Michoacan bishops to politicians: 'Don't fall into making false promises that sow unrealistic expectations'

May 18, 2021

By David Ramos

With less than a month before the 2021 Mexican legislative election, the bishops of the ecclesiastical province of Morelia in... Read more

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Ahead of general election, Nicaraguan archdiocese urges that abortion not be an election issue

May 14, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Managua stated Thursday that the "abominable crime" of abortion should not... Read more

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Abortion activists want to eliminate Day of the Unborn Child in Argentine city

May 13, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

A recently adopted municipal measure to observe March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child in Lomas de Zamora... Read more

As Catholic school district promotes Pride flag, Toronto archdiocese says cross the best symbol of inclusion

May 13, 2021

While the Toronto Catholic School District Board has voted to proclaim June as Pride Month and fly the rainbow LGBT... Read more

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Argentine parish where Eucharistic miracles occurred receives relic of Bl Carlo Acutis

May 12, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

On the 29th anniversary of the first Eucharistic miracle that took place in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires’ Santa María... Read more

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

Five bishops, 220 priests have died from Covid in Mexico

May 12, 2021

By David Ramos

According to a May 11 report from the Catholic Multimedia Center eight women religious, six men religious, and 12 deacons... Read more

A blessing service at St. Augustin Catholic church in Würzburg, Germany, for couples, including those of the same-sex, May 10, 2021.

Blessing same-sex couples a diabolical and sacrilegious act, priest affirms

May 11, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Fr. Hugo Valdemar, canon penitentiary of the Archdiocese of Mexico, said that the blessing that priests and pastoral workers gave... Read more

The tomb of José Gregorio Hernández in the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria in Caracas, Venezuela.

Relic of Venezuela's 'doctor of the poor' tours hospitals

May 10, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

A relic of Blessed José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros, known as the doctor of the poor, is being brought to hospitals... Read more

Catholic school district in Canada mandates LGBT Pride Month awareness, staff training

May 9, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

While a Catholic school district in Ontario failed to pass a proposal to fly the rainbow-colored LGBT Pride Flag outside... Read more

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Abortion kills more than does Covid, says mother who almost aborted daughter

May 7, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

“Abortion is a scourge that kills many children and moms, it kills more than COVID. It's relentless,” said Liz Martínez,... Read more

Jesuits in Chile to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by former priest

May 6, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Four victims sexually abused by former priest Jaime Guzmán Astaburuaga will be compensated with 15 million pesos each (about $21,000). Read more

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada. Credit: Travis Wise via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Montreal archbishop appoints ombudsman to oversee abuse complaints

May 5, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The Archdiocese of Montreal announced Wednesday the appointment of an independent ombudsman, Marie Christine Kirouac, to receive all complaints of... Read more

Construction crews attend to the collapsed cars of the elevated metro line in Mexico City, May 4, 2021. Credit: Nick_John_07/Shutterstock.

Priest gave general absolution to Mexico City metro victims

May 5, 2021

By David Ramos

Fr. Juan Ortiz has said he managed to reach the scene of the accident on a metro overpass in Mexico... Read more

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Father asks Argentine court to prevent abortion of his child

Apr 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

A man from San Juan province in Argentina filed for an injunction to prevent his ex-wife from aborting their child,... Read more