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Catholics unite in prayer as Paris terror siege continues

Nov 13, 2015 - 04:34 pm .- Amid devastating attacks at locations throughout Paris, Church leaders are calling for prayer.

'You are not alone' - Oregon bishops, priests support a community in shock

Oct 2, 2015 - 04:34 pm .- In the wake of a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, members of a local Catholic parish are reaching out to offer sympathy, comfort and hope.

Why women are needed to help end violence in Africa

Sep 2, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Women are the key to reconciliation in both the family and society.

Amid threat of violence, CRS works to ease food shortage in Mali

Aug 26, 2015 - 12:16 am .- Despite a hazardous situation in the African country of Mali, Catholic Relief Services is working to support displaced people and hungry school students, while calling for more humanitarian aid to help stabilize the country.

After deadly Chattanooga shooting, bishop rallies 'shaken' community to prayer

Jul 17, 2015 - 11:28 am .- Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville is calling the faith community to prayer after Thursday’s fatal shooting at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, on the southern end of his diocese.

The 'angel' of Guatemala: 12-year-old chooses death over gang violence

Jul 16, 2015 - 03:38 pm .- When 12-year-old Ángel Ariel Escalante Pérez was confronted by gang members demanding that he kill a bus driver in Guatemala, he said no.

How the US bishops believe America can overcome racial violence

Jun 16, 2015 - 03:43 pm .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ conference pledged support for reconciliation and healing efforts in areas around the country that have been the site of racial tension and violent clashes between police and citizens.

Hopelessness and heroin – what fueled the Baltimore riots and what now?

May 10, 2015 - 05:17 pm .- As Baltimore works to recover from riots and protests after the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray, the Church is working to reach a wounded community with a long history of pain and little hope.

For Catholics in West Baltimore, the only answer to violence is community

May 5, 2015 - 04:54 am .- After unrest erupted in Baltimore following the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray, Catholics stepped up to restore their communities and pray for peace and justice in their neighborhoods.

Baltimore archbishop: With God, a broken city can heal

Apr 29, 2015 - 02:43 am .- After both peaceful protests and violent riots following the death of an African American man in the custody of the Baltimore police, the local archbishop appealed to prayer and truth as means of healing and restoring human dignity.

Pope on ISIS killings: Blood of Ethiopian Christians 'cries out to be heard'

Apr 20, 2015 - 05:50 pm .- Pope Francis voiced his distress at the news of a reported mass execution of Ethiopian Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS, pleading that their deaths may not go ignored.

Twenty years after bombing, Oklahoma City archbishop calls for mercy to temper justice

Apr 20, 2015 - 04:13 pm .- As the Oklahoma City community continues to heal two decades after the horrific bombing that claimed the lives of 168 people, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley said he hopes people find mercy as well as justice in response to unspeakable acts of violence.  

Vatican archives shed light on tragedy of Armenian genocide

Mar 20, 2015 - 11:14 am .- Ahead of Pope Francis’ Mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, newly released historic documents confirm the Holy See’s broad commitment to helping the Armenian people at a time when few others would.

Pope condemns Tunisia attack as act against 'the sacredness of life'

Mar 19, 2015 - 11:44 am .- On behalf of Pope Francis, the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has sent a letter to the archbishop of Tunisia, assuring them of the Pope’s prayers after yesterday’s deadly terrorist attack killed at least 23 people.

Here's what the Church in Pompei is doing about the mafia

Mar 15, 2015 - 03:51 pm .- Archbishop Tommaso Caputo of Pompei said that his diocese has welcomed the Pope’s recent condemnation of organized crime and has several initiatives in place to help affected families.  

As Ukraine violence continues, Pope renews call for dialogue

Jan 25, 2015 - 12:35 pm .- During his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis decried the recent escalation of violence in Ukraine, and later called on Christians to pray for unity with one another.

Masses suspended in Niger due to church burnings

Jan 22, 2015 - 04:32 pm .- The bishops of Niger have canceled Masses and activities at Catholic schools, health care facilities and charity outreaches after Muslim extremists set fire to dozens of churches across the country.

A Christmas with tears – Pope Francis' words to Middle East

Dec 23, 2014 - 10:20 am .- In a Christmas message to Christians of the Middle East, Pope Francis grieved the violence that has ravaged and displaced many of the region's faithful. But the birth of Jesus, he insisted, gives us the ultimate consolation – God has come in the flesh to save us.

Don't give up hope, Cardinal Dolan encourages after NYPD shooting

Dec 22, 2014 - 09:22 pm .- Despite the violence, darkness and confusion of the world, we can find hope and peace in the promise of Christ, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York in response to the killing of two police officers.

Christ offers healing and peace, Sydney archbishop says after siege

Dec 16, 2014 - 04:19 pm .- In the aftermath of a hostage situation at an Australian café, Sydney’s Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., stressed that the love of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, can overcome fear and darkness.  

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