Americas News

Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

Bishops of Panama: Catholics must not attend SSPX Masses

Sep 18, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Panamanian Bishops’ Conference has published a communiqué stating that Catholics should not attend services of the Priestly Fraternity of... Read more

Interior of the Piura Cathedral in northern Peru.

Archdiocese in Peru calls for respecting sacred places following theft from poor box

Sep 18, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

“This theft not only constitutes a serious offense to God ... but also constitutes an absolute lack of charity towards... Read more

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Catholic hospital under fire for naming euthanasia provider as palliative care director

Sep 16, 2023

By Anna Farrow

Dr. Danielle Kain is a palliative care specialist who is both a staunch proponent and practitioner of euthanasia. Read more

Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

Legal group pleads for imprisoned Bishop Álvarez's rights before human rights commission

Sep 15, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez is serving a prison sentence under the regime of President Daniel Ortega for criticizing the dictatorship. Read more

Bernardo Arévalo, president-elect of Guatemala.

Guatemalan pro-lifer concerned about president-elect’s position on abortion, gender ideology

Sep 14, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

“Unfortunately we do not see a very favorable outlook regarding these issues,” said Elena Gaytán of The Family Matters Association... Read more

The 33-meter Christ the Fisher sculpture was located in La Concordia in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

Lightning strike destroys monumental statue of Christ in Mexico

Sep 14, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Christ the Fisher was erected by Peruvian sculptor Pedro Víctor Cuya Ramos. Its construction began in 2014 and six years... Read more

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Was abortion decriminalized in Mexico? What you need to know about the recent ruling

Sep 13, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Asked if the country's Supreme Court decriminalized abortion with its recent ruling, Francisco Vázquez-Gómez Bisogno told ACI Prensa “the answer... Read more

Ronaldo Luís Nazario da Lima.

‘The Phenomenon’ is baptized at age 46: Soccer great Ronaldo Nazario embraces Catholic faith

Sep 13, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Brazilian and world soccer legend nicknamed “The Phenomenon” took a significant step in his life of faith by receiving... Read more

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Regnum Christi responds to accusations of sexual abuse of former women members

Sep 11, 2023

By Julieta Villar

In the letter, about 30 former members of the movement expressed their backing for a civil lawsuit filed in June... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua arrests priest who prayed for imprisoned Bishop Álvarez

Sep 11, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

In a message sent to ACI Prensa, lawyer Martha Patricia Molina stated that the priest “was kidnapped by the Sandinista... Read more

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Mexican bishops respond to pro-abortion ruling by Supreme Court: Every life has worth

Sep 11, 2023

By Diego López Colín

A Sept. 6 ruling of the court declared “unconstitutional the legal system that criminalizes abortion in the Federal Penal Code.” Read more

Scene from “Sound of Freedom” starring Jim Caviezel.

Colombian bishop grateful ‘Sound of Freedom’ is exposing child trafficking in his country

Sep 10, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

Bishop Miguel González pointed out that the business of trafficking in minors “involves our country and demonstrates social and family... Read more

Eduardo Verástegui registered Sept. 7, 2023, as an independent candidate for the presidency of Mexico in the 2024 elections.

‘Sound of Freedom’ producer Eduardo Verástegui files as candidate for president of Mexico

Verástegui, whose film “Sound of Freedom” ranks first at the box office in Latin America, filed his declaration of intention... Read more

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Catholic newspaper takes Mexican president to task for joking about murders

Sep 8, 2023

By Martin Barillas

“He not only shows a lack of sensitivity but also perversion,” read an editorial in the newspaper of the Archdiocese... Read more

Bishop Enrique Martínez Ossola of Santiago del Estero in Argentina.

Bishop warns about ‘hard times’ Argentina is going through

Sep 7, 2023

By Julieta Villar

“Drugs kill and poison the family,” the prelate said, noting that “there is no effective response from the state” and... Read more

Javier Milei and Pope Francis.

The rise of Javier Milei: a ‘false messiah’ in Pope Francis’ homeland?

Sep 7, 2023

By AC Wimmer

While some of the Argentinian presidential candidate’s views resonate with many Catholics, others starkly oppose the Church’s social teachings.  Read more

Nicaraguan opposition peasant leader Medardo Mairena speaks during a press conference at the Permanent Commission of Human Rights (CPDH) in Managua on Aug. 14, 2019.

Nicaraguan ‘campesino’ leader who refused to falsely accuse bishops shares his testimony

Sep 7, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Medardo Mairena Sequeira said Daniel Ortega “has become entrenched in power and anyone who makes waves ... can immediately be... Read more

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Mexican Supreme Court rules criminalization of abortion in Federal Penal Code unconstitutional

The court’s First Chamber ruled the criminalization unconstitutional “since it violates the human rights of women and persons with the... Read more

Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States wait as they are processed by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the early morning hours after crossing into Arizona from Mexico on May 10, 2023 in Yuma, Arizona.

Map shows the Catholic Church’s migrant shelters in Mexico

Sep 5, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The map was developed in order for migrants to have a more efficient way to find the centers and shelters... Read more

Tim Ballard (left) and Eduardo Verástegui at the preview of “Sound of Freedom” in Mexico City, on Aug. 29, 2023.

Tim Ballard, real hero of ‘Sound of Freedom’: I’ve spent more than 20 years in this fight

Sep 3, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

“This is the most powerful tool that I have seen in my life in the fight against child trafficking,” said... Read more