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Video footage of the Aug. 19, 2021 funeral Mass for fallen Chicago police officer Ella French shows Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot returning from receiving Communion from Fr. Dan Brandt, a Catholic chaplain for the Chicago Police Department.

Police chaplain 'mortified' he mistakenly gave Chicago mayor Communion at Officer Ella French’s funeral

"You know something, I am to blame for that and I am mortified," Fr. Dan Brandt told CNA Friday, explaining... Read more

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago

After police officer's shooting death, Cardinal Cupich urges 'commitment to protecting life'

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago condemned Wednesday the rising levels of gun violence in the city of Chicago and called... Read more

Bishop Michael Barber, S.J. CNA file photo.

Oakland's Catholic bishop robbed of cash, episcopal ring while praying near cathedral

A gun-wielding man allegedly robbed Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland of some money and his episcopal ring near the city’s... Read more

Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs bishop calls for prayers after deadly shooting

The bishop of Colorado Springs called Catholics to prayer on Monday after a local shooter killed seven people, including himself,... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo

Diocese of Buffalo drafting parish grouping plan

The Diocese of Buffalo is preparing to draft a plan for regrouping parishes, with a finalized plan due in September.  Read more

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

Bishop Oscar Solis

‘Give them hope’: How parishes can be a light amid violence and racism

Transforming communities to become more inclusive and accepting places must begin at the parish level, Bishop Oscar Solis of Salt... 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

Pope Francis walks in St. Peter's Square Sept. 12, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of shootings in U.S.

Pope Francis Sunday remembered the victims, and the families of the victims, of recent shootings in Texas, California, and Ohio,... Read more

Fr. Michael Pfleger leads an anti-violence protest shutting down the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago, July 7, 2018.

Chicago priest leads protest against gun-violence, shutting down expressway

Thousands of marchers joined Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger to protest gun violence on Saturday, shutting down more than a... Read more