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Sep 20, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- A Catholic hospital in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia will now be required to offer assisted suicide and euthanasia on site, after an assisted suicide advocacy group threatened legal action in January.
Sep 18, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The Panamanian bishops expressed their support last week for a bill that would allow parents to register their children who were miscarried, as this would help “the parents alleviate the pain and make more bearable their mourning over the loss” of their baby.
Sep 18, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- A bill to decriminalize abortion in all cases of rape failed in the Ecuadorian legislature Tuesday, amid opposition from the Church and civil organizations.
Sep 13, 2019 - 12:00 am .- The deans of five Argentine law schools have protested the appointment of a supporter of legalized abortion as Argentina’s Ombudsman for the Rights of Girls, Boys and Adolescents since “it's a clear violation of the federal juridical order.”
Sep 9, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- A Mexican federal circuit court has ordered the country's Senate to consider a pro-family constitutional amendment bill filed more than three years ago.
Sep 6, 2019 - 03:49 pm .- Catholic bishops in Argentina are calling on the government to declare a food and nutrition emergency in response to heightened inflation and rising poverty rates.
Sep 4, 2019 - 05:29 pm .- The secretary general of the Colombian bishops' conference has deplored the assassination of Karina García, a mayoral candidate in the country's southwest, and called for an end to the bloodshed in the country.
Sep 4, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- Thousands participated in Saturday's March for Life in the Costa Rican capital, urging that the president not sign a technical regulation for the performance of therapeutic abortion.
Sep 4, 2019 - 12:09 am .- At the end of their recent semi-annual meeting, Catholic bishops from dioceses along the Texas-Mexico border lamented the challenges facing migrants and called on governments to welcome newcomers and help them adjust to life in a new country.
Aug 30, 2019 - 12:53 am .- The Archdiocese of Xalapa in Mexico called for peace after a massacre at a night club in the town of Coatzacoalcos claimed 26 lives on Tuesday night.
Aug 27, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- The bishops of Mexico offered prayers and called for justice after the murder of Fr. José Martín Guzmán Vega, a priest in Matamoros, along the country’s northern border.
Aug 23, 2019 - 04:23 pm .- Catholics groups in the Amazon have expressed concern over the wave of forest fires that have been ravaging the region.
Aug 21, 2019 - 02:51 pm .- A long-time missionary bishop of the Amazon River delta has said that the working document for an upcoming synod of bishops on the region does not address the actual problems faced by the Church in the region.
Aug 20, 2019 - 09:30 am .- A hospital boat named the “Pope Francis” set sail this week in the Amazon River to bring medical care to rural populations.
Aug 16, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The family of a Canadian man with ALS is urging the country’s government to change the way it treats patients after he received a “medically-assisted death” following years of struggle to find adequate care. 
Aug 14, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- For most people in the 21st century, piracy probably conjures up images of illegal downloads from Limewire before it does thoughts of trouble-making sea-farers.
Aug 13, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- Alejandro Giammattei of the center-right Vamos party was elected president of Guatemala Sunday.
Aug 12, 2019 - 02:54 pm .- Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera, the Archbishop Emeritus of Xalapa, died in his home Sunday at the age of 87, after an illness of several weeks.
Aug 8, 2019 - 02:38 pm .- The standing committee of the Panamanian bishops' conference has expressed its concern over a migration reform bill, asking that it be humane and respectful of the rights of immigrants and refugees.
Aug 8, 2019 - 11:50 am .- The trial has begun for two Catholic priests and a former employee allegedly involved in sexual abuse of 10 students at an institute that cared for deaf children. Their alleged victims say one abuser should have been exposed seven years before his arrest.