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State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

Texas elementary school shooting: US Catholic bishops lament ‘epidemic of evil and violence’

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB urged citizens to ‘implore our elected officials to help us take action.’ Read more

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

Central American bishops support Nicaraguan clergy in face of persecution

May 24, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The bishops’ conferences of Costa Rica and Panama expressed their solidarity with the people and Catholic clergy of Nicaragua, who... Read more


Bishops call for peace, prayer after gunmen kill boy in Mexican church

May 23, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

A three-year-old boy was killed by gang members who opened fire inside a church in Fresnillo in the Mexican state... Read more

Protests in Granada, Nicaragua, April 29, 2018.

Nicaraguan bishop charges police, government persecution

May 20, 2022

By David Ramos

Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa has charged that the police of President Daniel Ortega’s government harassed him by... Read more


Priest killed near US-Mexico border

May 19, 2022

By David Ramos

The body of Father José Guadalupe Rivas Saldaña, 57, has been found with signs of violence on the outskirts of... Read more


Spanish Jerusalem Bible changes 'fishers of men' to 'fishers of persons'

May 17, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Desclée de Brouwer publishing house, which publishes the Jerusalem Bible, changed the word "man" (“hombre”) to "person" (“persona”) in... Read more

Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, was the scene of a mass shooting on May 14, 2022.

US Catholic bishops call for ‘honest dialogue’ on ‘persistent evil of racism’ after mass shootings

May 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB said it would continue to “advocate for an end to violence, and for the respect and dignity of... Read more

Credit: Syda Productions/Shutterstock.

Medical expert debunks false claims of Planned Parenthood about abortion in El Salvador 

May 16, 2022

By David Ramos

A Salvadoran medical expert has debunked the false claims about abortion in El Salvador made by a former journalist now... Read more

Carrell Jamilano, author of The Alluring Voice of God.

How do we know if we are listening to God's voice, or our own? This author has some advice

May 14, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Discernment is hard. How do we know if the voice we’re listening to is God’s, or our own?  Read more


Colombian bishops lament court's approval of assisted suicide

May 13, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference said it was deeply pained by the Constitutional Court’s Wednesday ruling decriminalizing assisted suicide, and urged... Read more

A border crossing between Haiti and the Dominican Republic near Jimaní in November 2014.

Haitian priest denounces Dominican Republic's border fence

May 12, 2022

By Ana Paula Morales

A Haitian priest has said a border wall being built by the Dominican Republic to stop Haitian emigration “is not... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Courtesy Photo.

Cardinal Zen arrest: A roundup of reactions

May 11, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

‘The arrest of Cardinal Zen sends a chilling message,’ said William Nee of Chinese Human Rights Defenders. Read more


Peru passes bill supporting parents' rights in education

May 10, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Peruvian Congress on Thursday passed Bill 904, which supports the right of parents to educate their children according to... Read more

Damage at the tomb of Bl. Donizetti Tavares de Lima in Tambaú, Brazil.

Tomb of beatified Brazilian priest damaged in apparent robbery attempt

May 6, 2022

By ACI Digital

The tomb of Blessed Donizetti Tavares de Lima was damaged during an apparent robbery attempt last weekend in Brazil. Read more


Madonna seeks an audience with Pope Francis

May 6, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

In a Tweet on Wednesday, Madonna asked Pope Francis to receive her so she could talk with him about "some... Read more


How overturning Roe v Wade would affect Latin America

May 4, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

Pro-life leaders in Latin America have reacted to the possibility that the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion throughout... 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).

Bolivian bishops encourage efforts to overcome social crisis

May 3, 2022

By Giselle Vargas

At the conclusion of their plenary assembly on Friday, the bishops of Bolivia encouraged everyone's commitment to "join efforts" to... Read more

March for Life 2022 in Baranquilla, Colombia.

Colombians march in more than 70 cities to defend life, reject abortion

May 2, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people dressed in light blue and carrying banners and flags marched in more than... Read more


Mexico's bishops decry prevailing violence, impunity in the country

Apr 29, 2022

By David Ramos

The Mexican Bishops’ Conference expressed its concern Thursday over the ever-present threats to the lives of women and the weakest... Read more

Archbishop Mario Antonio Cargnello of Salta

Vatican intervenes in conflict between Argentine archbishop, Discalced Carmelites

Apr 28, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life will mediate in a conflict between Archbishop Mario... Read more