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Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

'Pro-choice terrorist' sentenced for death threats against pro-lifers

Oct 4, 2012

A self-described “pro-choice terrorist” on Wednesday was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for his 2010 internet death threats... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Bishop Richard E. Pates.

US bishops offer condolences, support after Nigeria church bombing

Sep 28, 2012

Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offered their support to the Church in Nigeria after a suicide car... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

Catholics decry Muslim violence in Libya, Middle East

Sep 15, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Catholic leaders and scholars have denounced the violence that killed a U.S. ambassador and several other Americans in Libya, as... Read more

St. Peter's Square.

Vatican condemns killing of US Ambassador in Libya

Sep 13, 2012

The Vatican voiced its “firmest possible condemnation” of the fatal attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, which... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI speaks during his wednesday general audience in Paul VI Hall.

Pope Benedict urges Christians to be 'builders of peace' in Middle East

Sep 12, 2012

Only 48-hours before his Apostolic Visit to Lebanon begins, Pope Benedict XVI has called upon the Christians of the Middle... Read more

CNA

Caritas increases aid as refugees flood out of Syria

Sep 9, 2012

By Alan Holdren

Caritas Internationalis is ramping up its efforts to help the growing number of Syrian families who have fled the conflict in... Read more

Jesuit Father Paolo Dall'Oglio speaks with CNA in Rome.

Exiled Jesuit priest still hopeful for Syria's future

Sep 6, 2012

The Italian Jesuit who was exiled from Syria after criticizing President Bashar al-Assad says he is still hopeful for the... Read more

CNA

Thousands of Christians trapped in Syrian village

Aug 25, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Syrian rebel forces have trapped over 12,000 Greek Catholics in a village near the Lebanese border, causing shortages of food,... Read more

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

Tony Perkins says 'hate group' label may have motivated shooter

Aug 16, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins called for an end to the “reckless rhetoric” that may have motivated a gunman... Read more

The scene at Family Research Council after Leo Johnsons was shot in Washington, D.C.

Suspect charged in Family Research Council shooting

Aug 16, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A man suspected of shooting a security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C. is expected to... Read more

CNA

Colombian diocese laments death of priest who was attacked

Aug 14, 2012

The Diocese of Cucuta in Colombia condemned the death of Father Pablo Emilio Sanchez Alabarracin, who died from the injuries... Read more

Members of the Miwaukee area Sikh community gather on August 6, 2012 to learn about the shooting spree.

Archdiocese offers prayers in wake of Sikh temple shooting

Aug 6, 2012

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki expressed sorrow and promised prayers after a gunman killed six people at a local Sikh temple... Read more

Fr. Martin Lally, pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Church speaks during Mass on July 22, 2012.

God draws greater good from evil acts, Aurora priest says at funeral

Jul 27, 2012

By Kate Veik

In his funeral homily for a parishioner killed in the July 20 shooting in Aurora, Father Martin Lally said God... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Archbishop Aquila praises heroic actions during theater shooting

Jul 25, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Those who offered their lives to save their loved ones in the recent Colorado theater shooting exemplified the Christian virtues... Read more

An Aurora Police Department squad car outside of the Century 16 Theatre in Aurora, Colo.

Chaplain says faith can help officers cope with Aurora shooting

Jul 24, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A strong faith in God can play an important role for law enforcement officers struggling to deal with the aftermath... Read more

CNA

Islamists attack Christians, Iraqi refugees in Damascus

Jul 23, 2012

The Syrian rebels’ attack on Damascus has allowed radical Islamist groups to attack Iraqi refugees, Christians allegedly loyal to the... Read more

Bishop James Conley speaks at the July 22, 2012 prayer vigil in Aurora, Colo.

Denver bishop urges hope at vigil for shooting victims

Jul 23, 2012

Bishop James D. Conley of Denver delivered the invocation at a non-denominational Sunday evening vigil for the victims of the... Read more

Memorial Mass on July 21 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora, Colo. for the shooting victims.

Pastors of Aurora churches comfort, encourage parishioners

Jul 23, 2012

By Kate Veik

The pastor of an Aurora parish mourning the death of one of their own in a July 20 mass shooting,... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope Benedict 'deeply shocked' by Aurora tragedy

Jul 22, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI is “deeply shocked by the senseless violence” carried out by a lone gunman who injured 58 people... Read more

Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo.

Catholic chaplain helps families and survivors after Aurora shootings

Jul 21, 2012

At Swedish Medical Center, where 23 victims of a deadly movie theater attack were brought in the early hours of... Read more