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Emergency personnel outside of the Family Research Council building after the shooting on Aug 15, 2012.

Family Research Council shooting suspect charged with terrorism

Oct 26, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A federal grand jury indicted a 28-year-old Virginia man for “committing an act of terrorism” in connection with the shooting... Read more


Vatican condemns Beirut car bomb attack

Oct 19, 2012

The Vatican’s spokesman is condemning the car bomb attack in Beirut which killed a leading Lebanese security official and seven... Read more

The entrance to María Auxiliadora School in Mérida, Spain.

Spanish youths attack Catholic school, threaten to burn priests alive

Oct 19, 2012

A group of young people shouting, “Where are the priests? We’re going to burn them at the stake,” attacked the... Read more

Thou Shalt Not Kill yard sign being distributed in the archdiocese.

Campaign against New Orleans violence recalls 1815 prayers

Oct 15, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

“Thou shalt not kill” is the message on yard signs being distributed to parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans... Read more

Shooting victim Malala Yousafzai arrives in the U.K. for specialist treatment.

As targeted girl arrives in UK, religious leaders in Pakistan pray

Oct 15, 2012

Christians across Pakistan are praying for 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, whose recent attempted murder by the Taliban has sparked widespread rebuke... Read more


Catholic bishop supports girl shot by Taliban

Oct 11, 2012

A Catholic bishop in Pakistan has voiced “sympathy and solidarity” towards Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Muslim activist critically injured by... Read more

Fr. Christiaan Kappes.

Indiana priest found after scare in Greece

Oct 8, 2012

A Catholic priest from Indiana who disappeared in Greece after telling his family he believed he was in danger has... Read more

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


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


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


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