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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators occupy an encampment on the campus of UCLA on April 25, 2024, in Los Angeles.

House antisemitism bill raises concerns over use of Bible verses, free speech

May 10, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The legislation would apply the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism as the standard for enforcing federal discrimination laws. Read more

Worcester, Massachusetts, is home to Clark University, Assumption University, and Worcester State University.

Secular university’s head of Holocaust studies finds ‘warmer welcome’ at Catholic university

Apr 19, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

“To my surprise as both a scholar and a Jew, I feel a warmer welcome and more commonality of purpose... Read more

Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See Raphael Schutz meets with Pope Francis on Feb. 2, 2024.

In letter to ‘Jewish brothers and sisters’ Pope Francis laments ‘terrible increase’ in attacks against Jews

Feb 3, 2024

By Ken Oliver-Méndez, ACI Stampa

Pope Francis lamented the “terrible increase in attacks against Jews around the world” that has taken place since the outbreak... Read more

Students participate in a protest in support of Palestine and for free speech outside of the Columbia University campus on Nov. 15, 2023, in New York City. The university suspended two student organizations, Students for Justice in Palestine, and Jewish Voices for Peace, for violating university policies.

Antisemitic incidents in U.S. up by more than 350% since start of Israel-Hamas war

Jan 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Anti-Defamation League said that since Oct. 7, when Hamas invaded Israel, “there was an average of nearly 34 antisemitic... Read more

Zubair Simonson, OFS, is a convert who was raised Muslim.

From hatred to love: Christmas reflections of a Muslim convert to Catholicism

Dec 29, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

For Zubair Simonson, Hamas’ propaganda efforts do great harm to the Palestinian people, who end up paying the price of... Read more

Father Patrick Desbois leads Yahad-In Unum, an organization created to the locate the sites of mass graves of Jewish victims of WWII Nazi mobile killing units.

French priest and Holocaust expert counters attempts to exploit Jesus for anti-Israel agenda

Dec 28, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Father Patrick Desbois said in an interview this week that “if he had been born today, Jesus would be a... Read more

Rep. Virginia Foxx speaking on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, May 30, 2019.

House announces new probe of Harvard, MIT, and UPenn

Dec 8, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

“The disgusting targeting and harassment of Jewish students is not limited to these institutions,” said North Carolina Republican Rep. Virginia... Read more

Signs are shown on display outside the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery on Feb. 22, 2017, in University City, Missouri, after an incident of vandalism.

FBI director: Religious hate crimes against Jewish population ‘wildly disproportionate’ 

Nov 2, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The FBI director said the attacks were coming “from racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists,” including “ISIS-inspired violent extremists.” Read more

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin with state police in 2023.

Virginia Gov. Youngkin issues directive to combat antisemitism

Nov 1, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin this week issued a directive meant to combat what the Republican executive called “hatred, intolerance, and... Read more


18-year-old arrested after threats to New Jersey synagogues 

Nov 11, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Omar Alkattoul of Sayreville, New Jersey, was arrested Thursday morning by federal authorities.  Read more


FBI: New Jersey synagogues face credible ‘broad threat’

Nov 3, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

“The FBI has received credible information of a broad threat to synagogues in NJ,” the Newark office of the FBI... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez, USCCB 2019 spring meeting

U.S. bishops condemn ‘deeply troubling’ rise in anti-Semitism

May 26, 2021

Leading U.S. bishops on Wednesday decried a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, and called for prayers. Read more

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops' conference, at a press conference in Bari, Italy, on Jan. 22, 2020.

Italian cardinal condemns anti-Semitism after disruption of online event

Feb 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The president of the Italian bishops’ conference has condemned anti-Semitism after an online event in memory of a Jewish leader... Read more

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn at the Vatican April 8, 2016.

Cardinal Schönborn deplores attack on rabbi in Vienna

Nov 27, 2020

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn deplored Friday an attack on a rabbi in the Austrian capital, Vienna.   Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin at the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome, Italy on July 2, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin highlights recently found 1916 Vatican letter condemning anti-Semitism

Nov 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Secretary of State said Thursday that “a living and faithful common memory” is an indispensable tool to fight anti-Semitism.  Read more

Paint is removed from the central cross at the campus cemetery, Providence College, June 22. Image courtesy of NBC10/ WJAR

Cross and graves vandalized at Catholic university cemetery

Jun 23, 2020

A man has been arrested and charged with vandalism and assault after swastikas were painted on the graves of several... Read more

Bishop Kevin Rhoades. CNA file photo.

Catholics must reject social media anti-Semitism, Indiana bishop says

Feb 25, 2020

The Catholic Church has “firmly condemned” anti-Semitism, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana said Feb. 19, warning... Read more

Carnival float during the 2019 parade in Aalst.

Belgian PM condemns anti-Semitic floats in historic parade

Feb 24, 2020

For the second consecutive year, organizers of the Aalst Carnival included numerous apparetnly anti-Semitic caricatures and floats in the annual... Read more

People participate in a Jewish solidarity march across the Brooklyn Bridge on January 5, 2020 in New York City.

New York governor announces $45 million marked for security at religious schools

Jan 6, 2020

By Mary Farrow

During a solidarity march with the Jewish community of New York, which suffered numerous attacks during the week of Hanukkah... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Nov. 13, 2019.

Pope Francis denounces rise in anti-Semitism 

Nov 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis denounced rising anti-Semitism Wednesday as an attitude that is inhumane and unchristian.  Read more