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Two nuns found murdered at their home in Mississippi

Aug 25, 2016 - 03:14 pm .- Two religious sisters were found murdered in their Mississippi home today, according to police.

Racism, poverty, education โ€“ a closer look at the tensions in Milwaukee

Aug 17, 2016 - 04:44 pm .- After riots last weekend in Milwaukee brought long-standing social tensions to the surface, Catholic leaders are calling for prayer first and foremost, but also action to promote justice.  

Holy See urges UN to protect children in armed conflict

Aug 17, 2016 - 06:03 am .- After a recent report confirmed that violence against children has increased in conflict zones, the Holy See is urging the United Nations and local governments to protect the innocent youth who are caught in the crossfire of violence around the world.

Lourdes increased its security for the Assumption

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:15 am .- The popular pilgrimage site at Lourdes, France beefed up its security Monday for the Solemnity of the Assumption.

Transform your hearts โ€“ Milwaukee's archbishop addresses riots

Aug 15, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- The Milwaukee riots and violence that followed a police shooting of an armed man this weekend show the need for a true Christian transformation in life and society, the city’s archbishop commented Monday.

In war-torn Syria, Our Lady of Peace Cathedral needs help

Aug 11, 2016 - 10:08 pm .- The war-torn Cathedral of Homs sits in the heart of western Syria.

French bishops declare day of fasting after priest's murder

Jul 26, 2016 - 03:43 pm .- In response to the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by believed Islamic State sympathizers, the French bishops have designated Friday, July 29, as a day of fasting.

Only Christ offers answers in our violent world, Baton Rouge bishop says

Jul 18, 2016 - 02:52 pm .- Jesus Christ’s triumph over death, despair and hate should move us forward after a deadly attack on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, the city’s bishop said Sunday.

What's missing from the national conversation on race, violence, and lethal force? You.

Jul 14, 2016 - 09:35 am .- In the wake of last week’s horrific deaths of Dallas police officers Brent Thompson, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, and Patrick Zamarripa, there was a loud national cry lamenting the loss of life and demanding that the violence against police “must stop.”

With South Sudan on the brink of civil war, here's what Church leaders are saying

Jul 12, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- Heavy fighting in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, prompted Church leaders in the country to issue a statement this week condemning the violence and asking for prayers.  

You probably know someone who's been domestically abused.

Jul 12, 2016 - 03:53 am .- Every minute, 20 people in the United States alone are victims of intimate partner violence.

Knights of Columbus launch novena for peace in response to US shootings

Jul 9, 2016 - 02:18 pm .- In the wake of violence across the nation this week, the Knights of Columbus have issued a campaign encouraging people to join them in praying for peace. 

Be healers in a hurting world, Catholic bishops say after shootings

Jul 8, 2016 - 02:52 pm .- Amid tensions following two high profile police shootings of African-Americans and the subsequent killing of police in Dallas, Catholic bishops have called on Christians to be a force for healing and compassion in response to hatred and inhumanity.  

With 7 dead after teachers' union clash, Mexican bishop calls for prayer

Jun 23, 2016 - 12:28 am .- Archbishop José Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca, México, called for intensifying prayer for peace after clashes between authorities and a teachers' union left at least seven dead and more than 50 injured.  

We must forgive: a bishop's message after a horrendous Nigerian massacre

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:54 am .- After the sorrow of an April massacre in southeastern Nigeria, a Catholic bishop said the killers of dozens of people must still be forgiven.

Pakistan murder shows Christians not immune from 'honor killing' custom

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:33 pm .- A teenage Christian girl in Pakistan was reportedly killed by her own brother this week in a so-called “honor killing” over her plans to marry.

Filipino bishops: Moral disagreement is no excuse for hatred, violence

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:39 am .- Encounter and dialogue are the proper response to disagreements over morality, said the Catholic bishops of the Philippines, emphasizing in the wake of the Orlando shooting that hatred and violence have no place in the lives of Christians.

Prayer vigil after Orlando shooting offers unity, hope to mourners

Jun 15, 2016 - 04:14 pm .- Members of various religious communities came together Monday evening at a vigil to pray for the victims of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting and to comfort those who mourn.  

What Catholics are doing to help victims of the Orlando shooting

Jun 15, 2016 - 02:57 pm .- Following the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 in Orlando, Catholics have tried to be the hands and feet of Christ in showing mercy to victims and their families and loved ones.

Crucifix smashed in attack on emblematic Chilean church

Jun 14, 2016 - 06:39 am .- In what is being lamented as a heinous act of desecration, an emblematic Catholic church in Santiago de Chile was brutally attacked after a recent student march, with masked individuals stealing and smashing a large crucifix from the building.

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