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Nicaraguan bishop charges police, government persecution

Protests in Granada, Nicaragua, April 29, 2018. / Riderfoot/Shutterstock.

Mexico City Newsroom, May 20, 2022 / 17:25 pm (CNA).

Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa has charged that the police of President Daniel Ortega’s government harassed him by following him all day and into the night, and announced he will fast indefinitely “on water and whey” until the harassment ends.

Priest killed near US-Mexico border

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Mexico City Newsroom, May 19, 2022 / 15:14 pm (CNA).

The body of Father José Guadalupe Rivas Saldaña, 57, has been found with signs of violence on the outskirts of Tecate, a city located on the border with the United States in the Mexican state of Baja California. There are no suspects in the killing.

Spanish Jerusalem Bible changes 'fishers of men' to 'fishers of persons'

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Lima, Peru, May 17, 2022 / 17:25 pm (CNA).

The Desclée de Brouwer publishing house, which publishes the Jerusalem Bible, changed the word "man" (“hombre”) to "person" (“persona”) in its new Spanish edition.

US Catholic bishops call for ‘honest dialogue’ on ‘persistent evil of racism’ after mass shootings

Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, was the scene of a mass shooting on May 14, 2022. / Andre Carrotflower via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Washington D.C., May 17, 2022 / 05:17 am (CNA).

The USCCB said it would continue to “advocate for an end to violence, and for the respect and dignity of all lives.”

Medical expert debunks false claims of Planned Parenthood about abortion in El Salvador 

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San Salvador, El Salvador, May 16, 2022 / 17:30 pm (CNA).

A Salvadoran medical expert has debunked the false claims about abortion in El Salvador made by a former journalist now working for Planned Parenthood. 

How do we know if we are listening to God's voice, or our own? This author has some advice

Carrell Jamilano, author of The Alluring Voice of God. / Carrell Jamilano

Denver Newsroom, May 14, 2022 / 05:04 am (CNA).

Discernment is hard. How do we know if the voice we’re listening to is God’s, or our own? 

Colombian bishops lament court's approval of assisted suicide

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Bogotá, Colombia, May 13, 2022 / 15:59 pm (CNA).

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference said it was deeply pained by the Constitutional Court’s Wednesday ruling decriminalizing assisted suicide, and urged the authorities to make decisions aimed at protecting life "and not its destruction."

Haitian priest denounces Dominican Republic's border fence

A border crossing between Haiti and the Dominican Republic near Jimaní in November 2014. / Jos1950 via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, May 12, 2022 / 13:33 pm (CNA).

A Haitian priest has said a border wall being built by the Dominican Republic to stop Haitian emigration “is not the solution” to the problem.

Cardinal Zen arrest: A roundup of reactions

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Courtesy Photo. / null

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 11, 2022 / 08:50 am (CNA).

‘The arrest of Cardinal Zen sends a chilling message,’ said William Nee of Chinese Human Rights Defenders.

Peru passes bill supporting parents' rights in education

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Lima, Peru, May 10, 2022 / 15:55 pm (CNA).

The Peruvian Congress on Thursday passed Bill 904, which supports the right of parents to educate their children according to their values and principles.