Latest news: Americas
Nov 14, 2017 - 02:52 am .- Pope Francis sent a handwritten letter to a disabled soldier he met in Colombia this fall, thanking him for a special gesture at the Bogota airport, when the soldier gave him his military cap.
Nov 7, 2017 - 12:01 am .- The president of the Venezuelan bishops' justice and peace commission has criticized a hate crimes law passed on Thursday, charging that its aim is to silence those opposed to the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro.
Nov 2, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Only one year after assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia became legal for adults in Canada, a new study is showing that some of the country’s pediatricians are being faced with questions about the practices for minors.
Oct 31, 2017 - 05:00 pm .- Caritas Venezuela has warned that some 280,000 children could die of malnutrition due to food shortages amidst the country’s grave economic crisis.
Oct 31, 2017 - 12:17 pm .- Bishop Bawai Soro was on Tuesday appointed Bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto, which serves Canada's estimated 40,000 Chaldean Catholics.
Oct 31, 2017 - 12:09 am .- Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, Canada, called into question Ontario’s new “bubble zone law,” which he said restricts the peaceful efforts of the pro-life movement.
Oct 27, 2017 - 02:03 pm .- In the wake of Pope Francis' 2015 trip to Paraguay, a local charity was founded in order to help feed dozens of children whose parents struggle to make ends meet.
Oct 26, 2017 - 12:04 am .- A life of crime and drug addiction landed Khristian Briones, 39, in prison for ten years. During that time, he paid his debt to society, and he set out on a path of faith and conversion that began with praying the rosary.
Oct 22, 2017 - 06:02 am .- The Venezuelan bishops' conference has criticized bias by the National Electoral Council in favor of the government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro during last Sunday's regional elections.
Oct 19, 2017 - 12:04 am .- Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, proposed last week five keys for pastoral education “to respond in depth to the current challenges of society.”
Oct 18, 2017 - 12:26 am .- Last week in Santiago, government officials, representatives of the Catholic Church in Chile, and international organizations welcomed the first of 66 Syrian refugees who will be living in the country.
Oct 5, 2017 - 12:07 am .- A team of pilgrims representing World Youth Day 2019 offered a message of hope and consolation to Mexicans impacted by a devastating Sept. 7 earthquake.  
Sep 28, 2017 - 03:59 pm .- The commission planning Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Chile has announced that the popemobiles which the Holy Father will use in the country have all been used during previous papal trips.  
Sep 26, 2017 - 11:30 am .- In the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake, the Archdiocese of Mexico City has announced that anyone needing medical care can go to the Catholic Church's clinics and hospitals even if they are unable to pay.
Sep 25, 2017 - 10:28 am .- Father John Goggin was serving as a missionary priest in Guatemala on July 28, 1981, when he was woken up early with the news that Father Stanley Rother, from the parish just up the road, had been killed in the night by a government-backed death squad.
Sep 24, 2017 - 02:42 pm .- Paraguay Secretary of Education, Enrique Riera told reporters that the country's constitution recognizes “the traditional family” consisting of “dad, mom, and children,” and stated that the government would remove from schools all material promoting false gender ideology, introduced by the previous administration.
Sep 21, 2017 - 02:46 pm .- On Sept. 19, a family in Puebla, Mexico was attending the baptism of their daughter when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook the church, cracking the dome above them, which collapsed and fell on top of them.
Sep 21, 2017 - 06:28 am .- Sister Crucita has been a member of the Josephine Sisters in Mexico for 70 years. At nearly 100 years old, she says she is happy with her vocation and would not change her decision to give her life to God.
Sep 20, 2017 - 11:13 am .- Following Mexico’s second major earthquake in two weeks, bishops in the country called for prayers and solidarity, asking Our Lady of Guadalupe to intercede and comfort the suffering people.
Sep 12, 2017 - 04:35 pm .- Bishop Mark Hagemoen of Mackenzie-Fort Smith was on Tuesday named as Bishop of Saskatoon, which covers a large portion of south-central Saskatchewan, one of Canada's prairie provinces.

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