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Archbishop William Lori.

Archbishop Lori calls for increase in security funding for religious sites

Jan 14, 2020

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore joined two U.S. senators and several religious leaders this week in calling for additional federal... Read more

Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland.

Portland bishop says religious prejudice 'cannot be tolerated'

Jan 3, 2020

During his homily for Mass on Wednesday, Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland urged Catholics not to tolerate “any kind” of... Read more

Syrian refugee child.

Report: Over past decade, 170,000 children had rights 'gravely violated'

Jan 3, 2020

The past decade saw troubling levels of violence against children, with some 45 children seeing their rights “gravely violated” each... Read more

Sr. Mary Gianna Thornby, DLJC. Courtesy Photo.

After Columbine: How one survivor found faith, and a vocation

Dec 30, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Many years before she entered religious life, Sister Mary Gianna Thornby was an ordinary high school sophomore at Columbine High... Read more

Burkina Faso bishop: As violence continues, 'nobody is listening'

Dec 5, 2019

Following the death of more than a dozen Christians in a church shooting over the weekend, a Burkina Faso bishop... Read more

A soldier from Burkina Faso takes part in a training exercise near Ouagadougo, Burkina Faso in April 2018.

In West Africa, Church leaders meet to discuss humanitarian crisis

Nov 20, 2019

Bishops and Catholic leaders from West Africa concluded a two-day meeting last week by reaffirming their commitment to work for... Read more

A father and daughter are reunited near Saugus High School after a Nov 14. 2019 shooting.

Archbishop Gomez prays for victims of California high school shooting

Nov 15, 2019

The Archbishop of Los Angeles has encouraged the community to pray for victims of a shooting at a high school... Read more

Mexican police in Ciudad Juarez.

Family is key to break Mexico’s cycle of violence, priest says

Oct 24, 2019

As violence continues to plague parts of Mexico, one priest in the country stressed the importance of strong families in... Read more

Soldiers patrol in Culiacan on Oct. 18, 2019.

Mexican diocese prays for peace as capture, release of El Chapo's son sparks violence

Oct 18, 2019

Following hours of heavy fighting in a city in Northern Mexico as officials detained and then released the son of... Read more

Mexican archbishop denounces 'shameful corruption'

Sep 24, 2019

Archbishop Hipólito Reyes Larios of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, decried “shameful corruption” in the country and called... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Colombian bishop decries assassination of mayoral candidate

Sep 4, 2019

The secretary general of the Colombian bishops' conference has deplored the assassination of Karina García, a mayoral candidate in the... Read more

'Enough of the violence' – Mexican archdiocese laments massacre at night club

Aug 29, 2019

The Archdiocese of Xalapa in Mexico called for peace after a massacre at a night club in the town of... Read more

Protestors in Hong Kong Aug. 18, 2019.

Hong Kong student leader: Catholics have an important role in peaceful protests

Aug 21, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

As massive protests continue in Hong Kong, one student leader says Catholics have an important role to play in encouraging... Read more

US bishops call for new gun legislation after garlic festival shooting

Jul 31, 2019

After a shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday in which the gunman killed three people and injured... Read more

Colombian bishops support marches against murder of community organizers

Jul 26, 2019

The Colombian bishops' conference has expressed its support for Friday's national march against the murders of social work leaders, citing... Read more

Mexican flag.

Mexican bishops: The violence must end

Jun 18, 2019

Catholic leaders in Mexico have spoken out against continuing violence in the country and called on governmental authorities to focus... Read more

Mexico City cathedral.

The Church can play a role in fighting violence in Mexico, says priest

May 30, 2019

With violence in Mexico on the rise, the Catholic Church has a role to play in achieving lasting peace, said... Read more

Four more Burkina Faso Catholics killed in new attack

May 15, 2019

Just one day after six Catholics were murdered by gunmen in Burkina Faso, four more Catholics were shot and killed... Read more

Fr. Gregory Bierbaum speaks at Mass May 9.

‘God weeps’: Catholic leaders help community cope with STEM school shooting

May 11, 2019

By Mary Farrow

When Fr. Gregory Bierbaum heard about the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, just two miles up the road, he... Read more

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

College student cited for assault after punching pro-life activist

May 7, 2019

A college student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was arrested for assault after reportedly attacking the... Read more