Latest news: Americas
Apr 20, 2018 - 03:03 am .- A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli, México, was stabbed to death inside a church Wednesday, local reports said.
Apr 19, 2018 - 03:02 am .- The tremor lasted less than a minute. Dr. Jude Banatte’s car was shaking, and then it was not.
Apr 17, 2018 - 06:40 pm .- A new documentary film entitled “All or Nothing” tells the story of Sister Clare Crockett, a religious sister who died in the earthquake that took place in 2016 in Ecuador.
Apr 12, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Before discovering their vocations, Fr. Javier Olivera and Sister Marie de la Sagesse were engaged and planning their wedding. God had other plans.
Apr 12, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- The Archdiocese of Toronto is joining other Canadian dioceses withholding funds from the international development agency sponsored by the Canadian bishops’ conference.
Apr 11, 2018 - 01:11 pm .- In a letter addressed to Chile's bishops, Pope Francis admitted to making “serious mistakes” in handling the nation's massive sex abuse crisis and asked for forgiveness. The pope summoned Chile’s bishops to Rome to address the issue, and invited victims to meet with him as well.
Apr 10, 2018 - 03:27 pm .- Facing violence, poverty and corruption, Mexico should be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, said Archbishop Emeritus Juan Sandoval Íñiguez of Guadalajara.
Apr 4, 2018 - 03:38 pm .- In a recent push to decriminalize abortion, Argentina’s Congress is considering a bill that would give women legal access to abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Apr 3, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Fr. Walter Osmir Vásquez Jiménez was shot and killed the afternoon of March 29, Holy Thursday, on a dirt road outside of the town of Lolotique, El Salvador, as he was on his way to celebrate Mass.
Apr 2, 2018 - 01:56 pm .- With a flour shortage leading to a lack of hosts in Venezuela, the neighboring diocese of Cúcuta, Colombia donated 250,000 hosts for border dioceses to celebrate liturgies during Holy Week.
Mar 27, 2018 - 03:10 pm .- Marking the Day of the Unborn Child in much of Latin America, tens of thousands of Argentinians took to the streets throughout the country to demonstrate for the sanctity of all human life.
Mar 26, 2018 - 06:14 pm .- The Mexican Senate has approved a measure protecting the conscientious objections of medical personnel who hold moral or ethical objections to certain treatments.
Mar 24, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Pregnant mothers carrying children, volunteers, and staff of the Chile United Foundation celebrated the Day of the Unborn Child and Adoption on March 22 in front of Chile's presidential palace.
Mar 21, 2018 - 01:58 pm .- A Catholic bishop, five priests and other administrative officials in the Brazilian state of Goiás have been arrested on accusations of embezzling more than two million reales (about $600,000) from the Catholic Church.
Mar 21, 2018 - 03:12 am .- Although he died in 1853, the legacy of Friar Andrés Garcia Acosta is as alive as ever in Santiago, Chile, through a soup kitchen bearing his name that feeds 150 people per day.
Mar 18, 2018 - 03:41 am .- An Uruguayan non-profit organization called “Godmothers for Life” has been serving mothers in crisis pregnancies for more than 17 years, working out of a facility at Saint Jerome Chapel in Montevideo. 
Mar 16, 2018 - 10:46 am .- A save haven bill that would allow mothers to leave their children at certain drop off locations to be taken into state custody without punishment is moving forward in the Peruvian legislature.
Mar 15, 2018 - 02:58 pm .- The Archdiocese of Mexico reaffirmed its commitment to fighting sexual abuse and expressed its support for the 62-year jail sentence for a priest found guilty of abuse.
Mar 15, 2018 - 11:07 am .- The Peruvian Bishops' Conference called on the people of the country to act with Christian solidarity toward Venezuelan migrants fleeing hardship in their homeland.
Mar 14, 2018 - 02:03 pm .- The Argentine Bishops' Conference will release to the justice system, in accordance with Pope Francis' wishes, dozens of baptismal records from the country’s dictatorship period.