Americas News

Abimael Guzmán after his capture in 1992.

Peruvian terrorist leader dies in prison; archbishop urges prayers for his soul

Sep 11, 2021

By Jonah McKeown, David Ramos

“The Lord Jesus has asked us to love our enemies and on the cross he has given us an example... Read more

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Mexico City archbishop to Supreme Court: An attack on life is an attack on God

Sep 10, 2021

By David Ramos

Following the ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court opening the door to the decriminalization of abortion, the Archbishop of Mexico warned... Read more

The female branch of the Heralds of the Gospel.

Vatican: Minors living in homes of Heralds of the Gospel must return to their families

Sep 9, 2021

By ACI Digital

The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has decreed that minors living at homes of... Read more

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Mexican Supreme Court, in decision of 'infamy,' annuls constitutional protections for unborn

Sep 9, 2021

By David Ramos, CNA Staff

The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), the highest judicial body in Mexico, ruled September 9 against the... Read more

Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

Priest shot dead in Haiti

Sep 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Father André Sylvestre, 70, was shot to death in Cap-Haitien on Monday, outside a bank where he had just completed... Read more

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

Argentine medical association says abortion law goes against principles of ethics

Sep 7, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

The National Academy of Medicine in Argentina has warned that the abortion law passed with the support of President Alberto... Read more

Photos of the six nuns from the same Brazilian convent who died within one week. Five died from COVID-19.

Six nuns from the same convent die in less than a week

Sep 7, 2021

By ACI Digital

Six nuns in the convent of the Franciscan Sisters of the Holy Family of Mary congregation in Curitiba, Brazil, died... Read more

Arturo Zaldívar Lelo de Larrea, president of Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation.

Mexican Supreme Court invalidates state's pro-life law

Sep 7, 2021

By David Ramos

Mexico’s Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated several articles that protected life from conception in the penal code of the state... Read more

Victims of the Oct. 6, 2018 earthquake in Haiti.

Meet the Catholic nun who has helped Haitians through multiple earthquakes

Sep 5, 2021

By Katie Yoder

“Sister Inga, who’s in the room next to me, she yells out, ‘Get out of the house quickly! It’s an... Read more

Central American migrants and asylum seekers prepare to board a freight train in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Mexican bishops say government proposal of 'humanitarian camp' for migrants is unilateral

Sep 4, 2021

By David Ramos

The bishops of Mexico on Thursday said that a proposal of the Instituto Nacional de Migración to establish a "humanitarian... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Mexico's bishops oppose measures to contain and return migrants at country's southern border

Sep 1, 2021

By David Ramos

The bishops of Mexico have reiterated their opposition to the "contain and return measures" implemented by their government to stop... Read more

Caritas Merida assists in solidarity work after heavy rains in the Venezuelan state. Credit: Caritas Merida.

Venezuelan bishops criticize National Guard for obstructing aid to victims of rains, landslides

Aug 31, 2021

By David Ramos

The Venezuelan bishops’ conference criticized on Monday the Venezuelan National Guard for hindering the work of providing humanitarian aid to... Read more

The inauguration of Luis Arce as president of Bolivia in La Paz, Nov. 8, 2020. Credit: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0 CL).

Bolivia's bishops lament 'deplorable' human rights situation

Aug 31, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The bishops of Bolivia expressed Monday their concern "over the deplorable human rights situation in the country and the manipulation... Read more

Buenos Aires cathedral

Buenos Aires cathedral tagged with anti-Catholic graffiti

Aug 30, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Vandals attacked the Buenos Aires cathedral in Argentina last Friday, spray painting the walls with various slogans against the Church,... Read more

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Colombian Supreme Court rules minors can marry or cohabit with an adult without parental consent

Aug 26, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Supreme Court of Colombia ruled last week that minors between 14 and older can choose, without parental consent, legally... Read more

Mass offered in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.

Retired archbishop calls Pope Francis' Traditional Latin Mass restrictions 'a regrettable step backwards'

Aug 26, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer, the Archbishop Emeritus of La Plata, has said that the restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass... Read more

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Peruvian priest threatened with letters containing bullets

Aug 24, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

Fr. Omar Sánchez Portillo, secretary general of Cáritas Lurín, stated Monday that he has been the victim of death threats,... Read more

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Mexico City archdiocese encourages COVID vaccination

Aug 23, 2021

By David Ramos

The Archdiocese of Mexico called Sunday on the faithful voluntarily to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but is currently not considering... Read more

Fr. Sixto Eduardo Varela Santamaría has been suspended by the Bishop of the Diocese of Alajuela in Costa Rica after the priest said Mass in the Ordinary Form in Latin and ad orientem.

Costa Rican bishop suspends priest for saying Ordinary Form Mass in Latin and ad orientem

Aug 21, 2021

By ACI Prensa

In a WhatsApp voice message obtained by ACI Prensa, Fr. Sixto Eduardo Varela Santamaría insisted that "since the Bishop's decree... Read more

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Legislators in Mexican state pledge not to discuss decriminalizing abortion 

Aug 21, 2021

By David Ramos

A pro-life activist welcomed Wednesday a commitment from legislators in the state of Mexico not to discuss any bill to... Read more