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Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis

Minneapolis archbishop prays for peace following sentencing of Derek Chauvin

The archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis prayed for peace and called for racial reconciliation on Friday to the sentencing of Derek... Read more

Police halt a Good Friday liturgy at Christ the King Church in Balham, London, England, April 2, 2021

Polish Catholic parish in London: Police ‘grossly exceeded powers’ in halting Good Friday service

A Polish Catholic parish in London, England, has said it believes that police “grossly exceeded their powers” when they halted... Read more

Linden Cameron.

Salt Lake City diocese in prayer after police shooting of boy with autism

The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City said it is praying for Linden Cameron, a 13-year-old boy who was seriously... Read more

Protests against the killing of George Floyd in Ann Arbor Michigan, June 2020.

‘No justice, no peace’ reflects Catholic principles for police reform, bishops say

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux sent... Read more

George Floyd’s death shows need for ‘sanctity of life’ police training, researcher says

A researcher who studies policing best practices told CNA this week that George Floyd’s arrest and death in Minneapolis reaffirm... Read more

Minneapolis Police Department patrol car.

Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a ‘tragedy’

The Minnesota Catholic Conference on Tuesday called the death of a black man while he was in police custody a “tragedy,”... Read more

Fr. Alfred Kunz celebrates Mass. Courtesy of the Journal Sentinel.

Who killed Fr. Kunz? Wisc. police launch campaign to revive cold case

Fr. Alfred Kunz was a 67-year-old parish priest at St. Michael’s church in the rural town of Dane, Wisconsin.  Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Baltimore Blue Mass calls police to public leadership

On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Baltimore celebrated a Blue Mass to honor the local police force and law enforcement officials,... Read more

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

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

Officer Steven McDonald.

New York police officer remembered for his example of mercy

Thousands gathered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Friday to commemorate and mourn the loss of Officer... Read more

Baby left at Minnesota cathedral now safe and healthy

On the night of Jan. 4, Nathan Leonhardt was locking up the Cathedral of St. Paul in Minneapolis when he... Read more

Police officers secure the crime scene where a Des Moines police officer was shot and killed in his squad car overnight on Nov. 2, 2016, Iowa.

In Iowa, prayers for police officers ambushed and killed

In the wake of fatal shootings of two Iowa police officers in apparent ambushes, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines... Read more

The role of Catholics in fighting police aggression

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

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

Pope Francis greets members of the military, armed forces and firefighters during his Jubilee general audience April 30, 2016.

Corruption is worst form of criminality, Pope tells Vatican police

On Sunday Pope Francis celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarme by thanking the security force for their tireless... Read more

How Baltimore's Catholics are still working to heal their communities

After the Justice Department issued a scathing rebuke of Baltimore’s policing abuses, local Catholic leaders maintained it must be a... Read more

Why this bishop thinks moral leadership will bridge the racial divide

With the second anniversary of riots in Ferguson, Mo., this week, Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville has noted the downfalls... Read more

Racial tensions spark day of prayer, peace task force with US bishops

After several shootings and increased racial tensions around the country, the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops... 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

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.

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