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Cross of the Martyrs.

Video shows ISIS destroying Catholic church, threatening Rome

Aug 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

A new video has been released showing ISIS militants in the Philippines threatening to come to Rome as they desecrate... Read more

'Forgive them' – powerful words from father of Charlottesville victim

Aug 15, 2017

After recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia involving white supremacy groups and counter-protesters, the father of the woman who was killed... Read more

Calls for prayer amid 'abhorrent' violence in Charlottesville

Aug 12, 2017

The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured... Read more

Priest stabbed during Mass at Mexico City cathedral dies in hospital

Aug 3, 2017

Father José Miguel Machorro, who was stabbed in the neck and torso mid-May at the conclusion of Mass at the... Read more

Security camera image of the explosion outside the Mexican Bishops' Conference.

Statement claims radical feminist group bombed Mexico bishops' conference

Jul 27, 2017

By Mary Farrow

An online statement purporting to be from a radical feminist group has claimed responsibility for the explosive set off at... Read more

Bomb set off at Mexican Bishops' Conference headquarters

Jul 25, 2017

Unidentified persons set off an explosive today at the headquarters of the Mexican Bishops' Conference (CEM) in Mexico City. No... Read more

Mexican priest moved to intermediate care after stabbing attack

Jun 27, 2017

Father Miguel Angel Machorro, who was stabbed May 15 at the Mexico City Cathedral, left intensive care and was transferred... Read more

What does it mean to be a 'pro-life' police officer?

Jun 24, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

“Ultimately, this report is about the sanctity of all human life.”  Read more

Ted Bundy. Public Domain via Wikipedia Commons.

The little-known final interview of Ted Bundy: Porn motivated me

Jun 21, 2017

He was one of the worst serial killers in U.S. history.  Read more

Southern DRC violence has left more than 3,000 dead

Jun 20, 2017

More than 3,300 people have been killed since October alone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region, said... Read more

Portland archbishop calls for prayer, action following train stabbing

May 30, 2017

Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Oregon, urged his followers on Facebook to practice Christ-like actions after a stabbing attack... Read more

Dozens of Egyptian Christians killed in bus attack (Updated)

May 26, 2017

By Matt Hadro

An attack on a bus carrying Christian pilgrims in Egypt on Friday killed at least 28 people, including children, and... Read more

Militants.

ISIS ally in Philippines storms Catholic cathedral, takes hostages

May 24, 2017

Islamic State-allied militants in the Philippines have taken a Catholic priest and a group of church-goers hostage, threatening to kill... Read more

Following sixth journalist murder this year, Mexican bishops speak up

May 22, 2017

The Mexican Bishops' Conference offered prayers for journalists as they face increased violence in their efforts to uncover truth.  Read more

Violence in Mexico.

As Mexico tops list of violent countries, archdiocese reacts

May 17, 2017

The Mexico archdiocese's newspaper Desde la Fe wrote an editorial decrying the “disastrous situation in Mexico” as the country ranks... Read more

Sudanese woman.

Why it might be too soon to lift the sanctions on Sudan

May 2, 2017

Despite Sudan's recent compliance with U.S. guidelines, one expert thinks there's not enough information to warrant a complete removal of... Read more

India bishops slam 'brutal' disruption of Good Friday service

Apr 21, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good Friday service at a small parish in... Read more

Police tape.

Man in custody after Calif. shooting near Catholic Charities

Apr 18, 2017

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

Family of Facebook murder victim: We forgive the killer

Apr 18, 2017

Mourning family members of a Cleveland man whose murder on Easter Sunday was posted online in a Facebook video said... Read more

Supreme Court won't hear case of Central American asylum seekers

Apr 18, 2017

A group of women and children from Central America who have been prioritized for deportation lost a legal battle Monday,... Read more