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Indianapolis archbishop offers prayers in response to local mass shooting

The Archbishop of Indianapolis on Friday offered prayers and called on Catholics to work to end gun violence, after a... Read more

 Saint Mary's Cathedral Basilica in Halifax.

Canadian archbishop offers prayers after mass shooting

The Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth in Canada has offered prayers for the victims of a weekend shooting rampage in a small... Read more

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso participates in a binational Mass held in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Nov. 4, 2017.

El Paso bishop encourages Catholics to overcome racism with acts of inclusion

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso issued a pastoral letter Sunday reflecting on the area's history of racism and encouraging... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

USCCB issues 9th mass shooting statement of 2019

The U.S. bishops’ conference Sunday issued a statement in response to the Aug. 31 Texas shooting spree that left 5... Read more

Police cars and tape block off a crime scene outside the Cinergy Odessa movie theater where a gunman was shot and killed on August 31, 2019 in Midland, Texas.

After latest in 'epidemic' of mass shootings, bishops again call for prayer and action

Several U.S. bishops offered prayers Saturday evening after a gunman killed at least 5 people and injured more than 20... Read more

A 2018 demonstration organized by Teens for Gun Reform, an organization of students in the Washington DC area.

What the Church does - and does not - teach about gun control 

Jordan Anchondo and her husband, Andre were shopping for school supplies for their five-year-old last Saturday morning at a Walmart... Read more

After US mass shootings, Mexican bishops denounce hate speech, xenophobia

In a recent statement, the Mexican bishops’ conference voiced “great sorrow” at recent acts of violence in both the U.S.... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Holy See press office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: Look deeper than symptoms to solve mass violence

Gun control laws alone will not stop mass shootings effectively, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, said in a column written... Read more

A woman holds a sign at a vigil in honor of those who lost their lives during a shooting in Dayton, Ohio on August 04, 2019.

U.S. bishops: Mass shootings are an ‘epidemic against life’

U.S. bishops are calling for prayer and action in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and... Read more

Al Masjid Al Jamie mosque in Ponsonby, New Zealand, Oct 2013.

New Zealand bishops ‘horrified’ by mosque shootings

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference released a statement of solidarity with the country’s Muslim population following terrorist attacks on... Read more

Pope Francis at a General Audience in Rome, June 2018.

Pope Francis joins international community in mourning after New Zealand attacks

Pope Francis mourned “senseless acts of violence” against innocent life after the New Zealand mosque attacks. On Friday, at least... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception, Campinas, Brazil.

Five dead in Brazilian cathedral shooting, cathedral priest asks for prayer

A gunman killed at least four people people Tuesday, inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception in Campinas,... Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins.

Toronto archbishop calls for prayers after mass shooting

Churches in the Archdiocese of Toronto will offer a special prayer for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday night... Read more

Fort Worth diocese removes 'no gun' signs from church property

The Diocese of Fort Worth is removing signs notifying people that concealed and open carry of firearms are both banned... Read more

Bishop David. M. O'Connell.

‘How many times can our hearts break?’ Bishop of Trenton asks after shooting

The Bishop of Trenton condemned gun violence and called for prayer in a statement following a shooting early Sunday that... Read more

Pope Francis at The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis grieved by 'senseless violence' of Texas church shooting

On Tuesday, Pope Francis voiced his sorrow after 26 people were killed at a Baptist Church in Texas over the... Read more

Las Vegas bishop calls for prayer after mass shooting

On Monday, the Bishop of Las Vegas, Joseph A. Pepe, voiced grief over a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada,... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope mourns victims of 'senseless' Las Vegas shooting

On Monday, Pope Francis offered his condolences and spiritual support to victims of a deadly shooting in Las Vegas that... Read more

A man leaves a note at a makeshift memorial honoring the five police officers killed in a July 7 shooting in Dallas, Texas.

Knights of Columbus launch novena for peace in response to US shootings

In the wake of violence across the nation this week, the Knights of Columbus have issued a campaign encouraging people... Read more

 Orlando police officers seen outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Catholic leaders urge prayer after horrific Orlando shooting

Following Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people, Catholic leaders from around the U.S. are... Read more