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USCCB after 9 killed in San Jose shooting: “Something fundamentally broken in our society”

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said on Wednesday, May 26,... Read more

Pope Francis prays during the Good Friday Via Crucis in Rome April 19, 2019.

Pope Francis prays for victims of German shooting

Pope Francis prayed Friday for the victims of a shooting in Germany that killed nine people at two hookah bars.  Read more

Texas bishops offer condolences, prayers after shooting at Christian church

Catholic leaders in Texas offered prayers following a deadly shooting at a Christian church on Sunday morning.  Read more

Pope Francis walks in St. Peter's Square Sept. 12, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of shootings in U.S.

Pope Francis Sunday remembered the victims, and the families of the victims, of recent shootings in Texas, California, and Ohio,... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at a prayer vigil following the Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Archbishop Gomez after Thousand Oaks shooting: Jesus cries with us

Archbishop José Gomez offered prayers for victims of a shooting at a country dance hall this week, telling those present... Read more

Pope Francis bowed in prayer in St. Peter's Basilica September 2015.

Pope Francis prays for victims of synagogue shooting

“May the The Most High welcome the dead in his peace, comfort their families and support the wounded,” Pope Francis... Read more

Local leaders offer prayers after shooting at Annapolis newspaper

The Archdiocese of Baltimore offered their prayers for the victims and first responders of a shooting at an Annapolis newspaper... Read more

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Sacramento bishop leads prayer after northern California shooting

Notifying his fellow bishops of “a terrible shooting” in his diocese, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento led them in prayer... Read more

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Man in custody after Calif. shooting near Catholic Charities

A 39-year-old man is in custody following a shooting spree that left three people dead in Fresno, California on Tuesday,... Read more

Police officers secure the crime scene where a Des Moines police officer was shot and killed in his squad car overnight on Nov. 2, 2016, Iowa.

In Iowa, prayers for police officers ambushed and killed

In the wake of fatal shootings of two Iowa police officers in apparent ambushes, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines... Read more

Cracker Barrel where a gunman went on a shooting rampage, on February 21, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Kalamazoo bishop offers prayers, Mass in wake of shooting spree

Bishop Paul J. Bradley of the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Mich. offered his prayers and condolences for the victims of a... Read more

Canadian Parliament.

Ottawa archbishop cancels event, calls for prayers in wake of shooting

The Archdiocese of Ottawa, Canada, released a statement canceling its annual charity dinner in the wake of yesterday’s shooting, and... Read more

Mourners gather inside St. Rose of Lima Church at a vigil service for victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn.

Bishop: Christ's love conquers sorrow of Sandy Hook

One year after the murder of 20 school children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.,... Read more

Ruben Allen hugs his son Alex Allen, 17, after a school shooting on Dec. 13, 2013 at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, CO. Mother JoAnne Allen is right.

Archbishop offers prayers in wake of Colo. high school shooting

The archbishop of Denver has voiced deep sadness and promised prayers for the victims of a shooting at a Colorado... Read more