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Church in Latin America

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Diocesan seminarians in Columbia thank the Catholic faithful and the bishops of the United States for assisting to provide an enriching learning environment for their studies. The Collection for the Church in Latin America provided the seminary with the ability to grow and provide better services for their students.

Collection for the Church in Latin America Inspires All to "Share Your Faith"

The annual national Collection for the Church in Latin America (CLA) will be the weekend of January 25-26. The 2014 campaign highlights the faith of Latin America and the many opportunities we have to share faith with them. We also recognize the tremendous benefit of having them in the Church and the revitalization their fervor brings to the faith. In addition to offering our help and support to the Catholics of Latin America, we have much to learn from them. 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops invite you to aid our faithful brothers and sisters in the Catholic Church of Latin America. To learn more about who the collection benefits, review the information below or visit How to Give to participate this January.

During their meeting on June 9, the Subcommittee approved over $1.7 million in grants for 112 projects to help Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Colombia, Peru, and Brazil. Read more in the press release. | en Español

Our Work in Haiti

  • January 2014: current information on the construction projects in Haiti.

  • Ways for you to help Haiti.

  • Partners in Mission. This important document contains the official position of the Haitian Bishops' Conference regarding "twinning" relationships between Haiti and the Church around the world. It was drafted and finalized with the support of representatives of bishops' conferences and Catholic aid agencies from around the world.

  • 2014 Approved Grants

  • You might remember Norbert... the seminarian in his class who is the sole survivor after the earthquake in Haiti and who the Collection for Latin America has helped. Read this article to see how Norbert is doing now.


The collection has a long history of supporting Catholics in Latin America through the Continental Mission.

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