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The funeral of Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik on Jan. 31, 2024, outside the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey.

New Jersey sheriff’s funeral Mass shows Church’s development of approach to suicide

Feb 6, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

There is a growing focus in the Catholic Church on suicide prevention and mental health support. Read more

Bishop John Patrick Dolan

After losing sister to suicide, Phoenix bishop renews ‘urgent plea’ to launch mental health ministry

Oct 20, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop John P. Dolan, who was installed as the fifth bishop of Phoenix in June, announced plans to establish a... Read more


Study challenges claim that legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide could ‘save lives’

Feb 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

The peer-reviewed paper analyzed suicide rates in Europe. Read more

Catholic leaders urge extreme caution for new Netflix series

Apr 21, 2017

By Mary Farrow

It’s only been out for a few weeks, but that’s enough time for “13 Reasons Why” to have become the... Read more

Archbishop Filipe Neri (center) launches the suicide prevention helpline with director Fr. Mario Saturnino Dias (second from right).

India archdiocese launches suicide prevention helpline

May 28, 2014

The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goa and Daman has launched a round-the-clock emergency suicide prevention helpline to proactively address the escalating... Read more