Jan 4, 2017 - 12:18 pm .- A local bishop called for prayer and prison reform efforts after a 17-hour prison uprising in the Amazon city of Manaus, Brazil, left at least 56 dead.
Dec 23, 2016 - 03:53 am .- Every minute, 20 people in the United States alone are victims of intimate partner violence.
Dec 15, 2016 - 05:17 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis accepted the credentials of six new ambassadors to the Holy See, urging them to work toward promoting the common good in their respective countries by adopting tactics of nonviolence at a political level.
Nov 23, 2016 - 03:10 pm .- A fire – allegedly set by arsonists – has closed a pro-life pregnancy center and chapel in New Mexico, shutting down its operations for the foreseeable future.
Nov 2, 2016 - 04:38 pm .- In the wake of fatal shootings of two Iowa police officers in apparent ambushes, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines offered prayers for the victims’ families and colleagues.
Oct 18, 2016 - 03:25 am .- C. Matthew Hawkins stood frozen with fear as the update crackled through the police car radio: the suspect in question is white and 5-feet, 7-inches tall. Hawkins, now a Catholic seminarian who happens to be 6-feet tall and black, was grateful for the news.
Sep 28, 2016 - 06:08 am .- With 15 priests killed in the last four years, Mexico is the most dangerous country to exercise priestly ministry in the entire world, Father Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico, said recently.
Sep 26, 2016 - 07:21 am .- Less than a week after two Catholic priests in Mexico were found murdered after having been abducted from their parishes, the body of a third slain priest, Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, has been found.
Sep 23, 2016 - 11:21 am .- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country earlier this week.
Sep 23, 2016 - 03:32 am .- Father Patrick Winslow is a priest at a Catholic church in Charlotte’s University City neighborhood.
Sep 22, 2016 - 03:09 pm .- While genocide, war crimes, and violence against humanity continue to plague individuals across the globe, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin called for the protection of victims of atrocities and urged both religious leaders and national authorities to step up preventive measures.
Sep 20, 2016 - 11:28 am .- One day after they were kidnapped from their parish, Mexican priests Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and José Alfredo Suárez de la Cruz were found murdered in a field.
Sep 16, 2016 - 06:29 am .- For Bishop Matthew Kukah, persecution is not just the history of the Church. It’s a reality that he lives every day.
Sep 7, 2016 - 12:52 pm .- As the world turned its focus on Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa last weekend, another religious sister lost her life while caring for the poor in Haiti.
Aug 30, 2016 - 12:49 pm .- The community of the Missionaries of Charity in Mar del Plata, Argentina, became the target of criminals late last week, as three men broke in, beat the sisters and desecrated their chapel.
Aug 29, 2016 - 12:46 pm .- A priest suffered minor injuries after a man armed with a suicide bomb and an axe attacked at Sunday Mass in Indonesia this weekend.
Aug 25, 2016 - 03:14 pm .- Two religious sisters were found murdered in their Mississippi home today, according to police.
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.
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.
Aug 16, 2016 - 11:15 am .- The popular pilgrimage site at Lourdes, France beefed up its security Monday for the Solemnity of the Assumption.