Latest news: Americas
Dec 11, 2018 - 03:47 pm .- It would be virtually impossible to travel to Mexico without seeing the colorful, star-cloaked, evil-crushing image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on street corners, in private homes, on restaurant walls, and certainly in church chapels.
Dec 11, 2018 - 11:46 am .- A gunman killed at least four people people Tuesday, inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception in Campinas, Brazil. After opening fire inside the cathedral, the gunman took his own life.
Dec 10, 2018 - 05:17 pm .- Amid continuing legal pressure against Catholic institutions in Canada, the Calgary Catholic School District faces a lawsuit from a former principal who has said she was pushed out due to discrimination on religious, marital, and anti-LGBT grounds.
Dec 7, 2018 - 05:59 pm .- Father Mario Guevara was injured in an acid attack Wednesday while hearing confessions in the cathedral of Managua.
Dec 6, 2018 - 01:49 pm .- The Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile reported Tuesday it has sent to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith all information from the preliminary investigation into Fr. Diego Ossa Errázuriz, an associate of Fernando Karadima.
Dec 6, 2018 - 12:00 am .- The Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City will host on Dec. 7 a “Day of Forgiveness,” in which for 10 consecutive hours priests will hear confessions.
Dec 5, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- Researchers from Brazil announced Tuesday that a baby had been born to a mother who had received a transplanted uterus from a deceased woman.
Dec 5, 2018 - 12:58 am .- The Salesian founder of Operation Mato Grosso, a ministry of service and job training for low-income people in South America, died December 3 at the age of 94.
Dec 4, 2018 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of  Cúcuta, Colombia, has been awarded a Portafolio Award, an annual recognition in the country given to organizations and people promoting economic and social development.
Nov 29, 2018 - 12:48 pm .- Chilean president Sebastián Piñera signed into law Wednesday a bill permitting people aged 14 or older to change their name and gender in the civil registry.
Nov 28, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tijuana encouraged the faithful Sunday to share “from our poverty” with the Central American migrants arriving in the city.
Nov 28, 2018 - 02:07 pm .- Archbishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala of Maracaibo on Wednesday condemned the abuse of a female minor by Fr. Iván Marino Padial, for which the priest has been arrested.
Nov 27, 2018 - 08:01 pm .- The Schönstatt movement confirmed Monday that Francisco José Cox Huneeus, a former bishop who was dismissed from the clerical state last month, will return to Chile to face the civil justice system for his abuse of minors.
Nov 19, 2018 - 01:34 pm .- The Chilean  bishops' conference has announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with the prosecutor's office for the investigation of sex crimes within the Catholic Church.
Nov 16, 2018 - 03:33 pm .- As part of their work at the 106th Plenary Assembly, the Mexican Bishops' Conference (CEM) is discussing and could approve a commission for the protection of minors, to deal with cases of sexual abuse in all the dioceses of the country.
Nov 16, 2018 - 03:02 pm .- A member for Canadian Physicians for Life says requiring provision of assisted suicide by Catholic hospitals and by hospices will have disastrous results for palliative care throughout the country.
Nov 15, 2018 - 05:29 pm .- A close advisor of Pope Francis has left the “C9”, the pope’s body of cardinal advisors, as he faces charges of covering up for clerical sex abuse in his home country of Chile.
Nov 15, 2018 - 10:56 am .- A Eucharistic procession through the Patagonian city of Punta Arenas launched the 500th anniversary commemorations of the first Mass celebrated in Chile.
Nov 14, 2018 - 11:04 am .- In a class-action lawsuit in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, more than 60 indigenous women allege they were coerced into being sterilized. The incidents happened as recently as 2017.
Nov 9, 2018 - 12:42 am .- The new umbrella group Suma de Actores Sociales (United Social Actors) is calling citizens to stand up against efforts by president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to legalize abortion, euthanasia and marijuana.