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As St. Vincent volcano erupts, Catholics ask for prayers

“While we continue to pray for our nation we ask that you especially remember those who have been displaced,” the... Read more

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Canadian bishops condemn new assisted suicide law

Canada’s Catholic bishops have condemned the country’s new assisted suicide law, and are asking for people to pray and to... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal O’Malley: We must be vigilant in supporting survivors of sexual abuse

Cardinal Seán O’Malley has urged religious leaders to be vigilant in preventing child sexual abuse and supporting survivors in healing Read more

Luis Avagliano, with his late wife Flora and children / Priestly ordination of Father Luis Avagliano.

Widowed deacon ordained a priest in Argentina

Luis Avagliano was married to his wife, Flora, for 38 years, but after her death almost seven years ago, he... Read more

Way of the Cross in Tabasco.

By ACI Prensa

Controversial Way of the Cross in Mexico depicts radical feminists beating Christ

A modern day reenactment of the Way of the Cross held Good Friday in southern Mexico drew criticism in local... Read more

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By CNA Staff

The Good Friday tradition of the ‘Last Words of Christ’

Begun in Peru in the 1600s, the tradition of reflecting on the last words of Christ from the cross is... Read more

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Canada job program grants saw spike in rejection rates under abortion litmus test

Rejection rates spiked after a Canadian government job grant program’s 2018 rules required groups to affirm abortion rights, and rejections... Read more

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Mexican state bolsters protections for pregnant women, unborn children

The unicameral legislature of the Mexican state of Querétaro passed a bill March 29 reforming the Law on Social Development... Read more

Sketch of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels in Rancagua, Chile. Credit: Gaudí Corporation of Triana Chile. / Antonio Gaudí. Courtesy: Association for the beatification of Antoni Gaudí

New chapel in Chile to follow design of famed architect Antonio Gaudi

Plans by the astonishing architect Antonio Gaudi are the basis for a new chapel in Chile dedicated to Our Lady... Read more

Judge in Argentine province declares abortion law unconstitutional

A provincial judge in Argentina on Thursday declared the law legalizing elective abortion in the country unconstitutional. The ruling applies... Read more

By ACI Prensa

Peruvian bishops ask for loosening of church restrictions

The Peruvian Bishops’ Conference has asked President Francisco Sagasti to correct “excessive limitations” on church attendance put in place by... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Canadian diocese to release list of priests found guilty of sex abuse

The Canadian diocese of Saskatoon has promised to release a list of priests and Church officials found guilty of sexual... Read more

Jeanine Áñez, then-interim president of Bolivia, in La Paz, Nov. 18, 2019. Áñez was arrested March 13, 2021, on charges of terrorism, sedition, and conspiracy. Credit: Radoslaw Czajkowski/Shutterstock

Bolivian bishops decry growing political persecution as ex-interim president arrested

The Bolivian Bishops’ Conference has denounced the arrest of the former interim president of the country, Jeanine Áñez, on charges... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Teen girl killed in stabbing at Canadian Catholic high school

A 17-year-old girl is dead following a stabbing at a Catholic high school near Edmonton Monday morning. Read more

Costa Rican bishops respond to alleged cover-up of sex abuse by students at Catholic school

The National Commission for the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults of the Costa Rican Bishops’ Conference released a statement... Read more

By Christine Rousselle

Bill expanding access to euthanasia, assisted suicide advances in Canada

Canada’s vulnerable populations are at risk due to Bill C-7’s expansion of euthanasia and assisted suicide to those with disabling,... Read more

Ibagué Cathedral / Protest

By ACI Prensa

Colombian bishop responds to cathedral vandalism

A Colombian archbishop condemned an attack against a local cathedral March 8 by a group of radical pro-abortion feminists. Read more

Vaccine.

Canada's bishops: Choose Covid vaccines with least connection to abortion, when possible

The Catholic bishops of Canada wrote this week on whether certain COVID-19 vaccines are morally preferable for Catholics, if given... Read more

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo, Jan. 18, 2018. Credit: BW Press/Shutterstock.

Lula, Brazilian ex-president, thanks Pope Francis for solidarity after convictions nullified

The former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, thanked Pope Francis for his solidarity on Wednesday, after his... Read more

The interior of St. James the Apostle church in Nurio, Mexico. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Morelia.

Fire destroys historic church in Mexico

St. James the Apostle church in Nurio, in the Mexican state of Michoacán, was destroyed by a fire on Sunday.  Read more