Catholic Church in Brazil

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Sanctuary of the Miraculous Medal in Monte Sião, Brazil

The first church dedicated to the Miraculous Medal is in South America

Nov 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Our Lady’s intercession is credited with ending a prolonged period of drought in the town of Monte Sião, Brazil, in... Read more

Young women and girls at the Beatification Mass of Blessed Benigna Cardoso in Brazil on Oct. 24, 2022.

The beautiful story behind the red dress many women wore to a martyr’s beatification Mass

Oct 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Earlier this week a large number of women surprised the world by wearing a red dress with white polka dots... Read more

Photos from the beatification of Benigna Cardoso on Oct. 24, 2022, in Brazil.

‘Heroine of chastity’ adolescent Benigna Cardoso is beatified

Oct 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The beatification of Brazilian Benigna Cardoso da Silva, known as the “heroine of chastity” for dying defending her purity at... Read more

Some of the statues that were destroyed in São Mateus church in the town of São Mateus do Sul located in Paraná state in southern Brazil, Oct. 10, 2022.

Catholic church in Brazil desecrated and 28 statues of saints destroyed

Oct 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

The attack took place Oct. 10 around noon in São Mateus church in the town of São Mateus do Sul... Read more

Mass in the Chapel of Nossa Senhora Unatadora dos Knots and Sagrada Familia, in Várzea Grande, in Mato Grosso state, Brazil.

Blessed Sacrament chapels at gas stations along highway are ‘oasis’ for Brazil travelers

Sep 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Rede Marajó, a chain of highway service stations in Brazil, has built seven chapels at its stations with the Blessed... Read more

The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and Praise of Brazil features a 130-foot-tall Marian statue and a 164-foot-high cross.

Brazilian Bishop dedicates new shrine with large cross and Our Lady of Lourdes statue

Jul 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Onécimo Alberton of Rio do Sul on July 15 blessed the new Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and... 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

Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid. Credit: Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazilian cardinal dies at age 88 after long illness

Jan 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Brazilian Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid, the archbishop emeritus of Rio de Janeiro and a theologian, died Wednesday afternoon after a... Read more

A pro-abortion protestor in Brazil.

Brazilian court prohibits 'Catholic' name for abortion advocacy group

Nov 1, 2020

By CNA Staff

A Brazilian court has ruled that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” must remove the term “Catholic” from its name,... Read more