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The role of Catholics in fighting police aggression

Oct 18, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

C. Matthew Hawkins stood frozen with fear as the update crackled through the police car radio: the suspect in question... Read more

Mexico may be the most dangerous country to be a priest

Sep 28, 2016

With 15  priests killed in the last four years, Mexico is the most dangerous country to exercise priestly ministry in... Read more

Body of third priest kidnapped in Mexico found

Sep 26, 2016

By Elise Harris

Less than a week after two Catholic priests in Mexico were found murdered after having been abducted from their parishes,... Read more

Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico

Sep 23, 2016

Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country... Read more

Police officer on I-85 during protests following the death of a man shot by police in Charlotte, NC on Sept. 21, 2016.

What a Charlotte priest will tell his flock after a fatal police shooting

Sep 23, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Patrick Winslow is a priest at a Catholic church in Charlotte’s University City neighborhood.    Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, blesses a new building at the North American College in Rome on Jan. 6, 2015.

Vatican official: Religion has the responsibility to condemn terrorism

Sep 22, 2016

While genocide, war crimes, and violence against humanity continue to plague individuals across the globe, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at San't Agnese in Agone Catholic Church in Rome on Sept. 14, 2014.

Two priests murdered in Mexico

Sep 20, 2016

One day after they were kidnapped from their parish, Mexican priests Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and José Alfredo Suárez de... Read more

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah.

Christians in Nigeria are essentially 'target practice' – here's one bishop's response

Sep 16, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

For Bishop Matthew Kukah, persecution is not just the history of the Church. It’s a reality that he lives every... Read more

Spanish nun murdered in Haiti

Sep 7, 2016

As the world turned its focus on Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa last weekend, another religious sister lost... Read more

Missionaries of Charity.

Eucharist desecrated, Missionaries of Charity assaulted in Argentina

Aug 30, 2016

The community of the Missionaries of Charity in Mar del Plata, Argentina, became the target of criminals late last week,... Read more

Priest suffers minor injuries after failed suicide bomb, axe attack at Mass

Aug 29, 2016

A priest suffered minor injuries after a man armed with a suicide bomb and an axe attacked at Sunday Mass... Read more

Two nuns found murdered at their home in Mississippi

Aug 25, 2016

Two religious sisters were found murdered in their Mississippi home today, according to police.  Read more

A man talks to police in riot gear as they wait in an alley after a second night of clashes between protestors and police August 15, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Racism, poverty, education – a closer look at the tensions in Milwaukee

Aug 17, 2016

After riots last weekend in Milwaukee brought long-standing social tensions to the surface, Catholic leaders are calling for prayer first... Read more

Holy See urges UN to protect children in armed conflict

Aug 17, 2016

After a recent report confirmed that violence against children has increased in conflict zones, the Holy See is urging the... Read more

A statue of Bernadette Soubirous and Our Lady of Guadalupe near the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France on May 15, 2015.

Lourdes increased its security for the Assumption

Aug 16, 2016

The popular pilgrimage site at Lourdes, France beefed up its security Monday for the Solemnity of the Assumption.  Read more

Police officers stand guard as crowds gather for a second night near a BP gas station that was burned after an officer-involved killing Aug. 14, 2016 in Milwaukee.

Transform your hearts – Milwaukee's archbishop addresses riots

Aug 15, 2016

The Milwaukee riots and violence that followed a police shooting of an armed man this weekend show the need for... Read more

A shell in the street of Homs, Syria.

In war-torn Syria, Our Lady of Peace Cathedral needs help

Aug 11, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The war-torn Cathedral of Homs sits in the heart of western Syria.  Read more

French bishops declare day of fasting after priest's murder

Jul 26, 2016

In response to the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by believed Islamic State sympathizers, the French bishops have designated Friday,... Read more

Memorial for the three police officers who were shot and killed in an ambush on July 18, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Only Christ offers answers in our violent world, Baton Rouge bishop says

Jul 18, 2016

Jesus Christ’s triumph over death, despair and hate should move us forward after a deadly attack on law enforcement officers... Read more

Gloria Purvis. Courtesy of National Black Catholic Congress.

What's missing from the national conversation on race, violence, and lethal force? You.

Jul 14, 2016

In the wake of last week’s horrific deaths of Dallas police officers Brent Thompson, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith,... Read more