Americas

110 of 226 items

News from South and Central America

Argentina bishops: Abortion vote shows we have work to do

by Web Master

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 17, 2018 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Argentina said that this week’s vote in the House of Representatives to legalize abortion shows the shortcomings of both the Church and society in accompanying women and educating people. In a statement, the bishops said the vote calls them to recognize […]

Christian law school loses religious freedom claim at Canadian Supreme Court

by Web Master

Ottawa, Canada, Jun 16, 2018 / 03:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that law societies in the country could deny licensing to a proposed Christian law school because the school adheres to Biblical teaching on sexuality. “We are deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision,” said Paul Coleman, executive […]

Papal investigators meet with laity, priests and religious of Osorno

by Web Master

Osorno, Chile, Jun 15, 2018 / 02:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As part of their special mission to help bring healing to the troubled Chilean diocese of Osorno, Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu are holding several pastoral meetings this week which they say are aimed at listening. Speaking to Chilean media at the airport […]

Abortion bill passes in Argentina’s House of Representatives

by Web Master

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 14, 2018 / 03:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- By a vote of 129 to 125 with one abstention, Argentina’s House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would legalize abortion in the first trimester. The Argentine Bishops’ Conference voiced sorrow over the passage of the bill. “As Argentinians, this decision pains […]

Police in Chile raid church offices during sex abuse investigation

by Web Master

Rancagua, Chile, Jun 14, 2018 / 02:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Authorities raided Catholic church offices in Chile on Wednesday in an effort to obtain documents relating to the recent sex abuse scandal which has sparked the resignation of more than 30 bishops in the country. During the surprise raid, police seized documents and files relating […]

El Salvador bishops call for laws defending ‘human right’ to water

by Web Master

San Salvador, El Salvador, Jun 14, 2018 / 12:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a statement issued Monday, the Catholic bishops of El Salvador urged preventative legislation against the privatization of water sources. A “General Water Law that guarantees this fundamental human right” to water access should be pushed in the lawmaking process, the statement said. […]

In Osorno, Pope’s investigators offer legal advice on responding to abuse

by Web Master

Osorno, Chile, Jun 12, 2018 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The archbishop tasked with investigating the Chilean clerical abuse crisis said the main objective of his current visit to the diocese of Osorno is not only to express Pope Francis’ closeness to the local Church, but to help provide the legal structures needed to handle […]

Pro-lifers in Argentina make final push against abortion bill

by Web Master

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 12, 2018 / 03:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As legislators in Argentina prepare to vote tomorrow on a bill that would legalize first-trimester abortions, pro-life groups have been working adamantly to oppose the legislation. Argentina’s House of Representatives will vote June 13 on a bill to allow legal abortion up to 14 […]

Church leaders in Nicaragua appeal for unity, peace as crisis continues

by Web Master

Managua, Nicaragua, Jun 11, 2018 / 05:01 pm (ACI Prensa).- As unrest centered on protests of president Daniel Ortega continues unabated in Nicaragua, bishops in the country are calling for unity and peace. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says that at least 127 people have been killed in the protests. Demonstrators have called for […]

Chilean diocese opens investigation of priest accused of sexual abuse

by Web Master

Linares, Chile, Jun 8, 2018 / 02:22 pm (ACI Prensa).- The Diocese of Linares confirmed Wednesday the receipt of a complaint of alleged sexual abuse by Fr. Germán Cáceres Fuentes. The diocese explained in a June 6 statement that a preliminary investigation has begun and Fr. Cáceres has been removed from ministry until the decision […]