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Father Felipe Vélez Jiménez, the pastor of St. Gerard Maria Majella parish in the town of Iguala, was shot in the cheekbone right while driving his vehicle in Chilapa county, in the State of Guerrero, on July 28, 2022.

Priest in Mexico shot and wounded

Jul 29, 2022

By David Ramos

The priest, shot in the cheek while driving, is reported to be out of danger. Read more

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U.S. bishops call for change after Highland Park shooting

Jul 7, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

Following the July 4 shooting near Chicago, the U.S. bishops’ conference called for a continued push for change and noted... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on Oct. 4, 2014.

Pope Francis condemns 'senseless shooting,' calls for end of violence after July Fourth parade attack

Jul 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis has expressed shock and sadness over the mass shooting that led to the death of at least six... Read more

First responders take away victims from the scene of a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade on July 4, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois. At least six people were killed and 19 injured, according to published reports.

Local 22-year-old man in custody in July Fourth parade shooting in Illinois

Jul 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Authorities identified the suspect as Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, who they believe is driving a silver Honda Fit. Read more

Memorial for Irma and José García in Uvalde, Texas.

Texas school shooting: Friend recalls faith of slain teacher and her heartbroken husband

Jun 16, 2022

By David Ramos

Irma and José Gómez were "always willing to help others." Read more

Texans on June 5, 2022, visit the memorial at Robb Elementary School dedicated to the victims of the May shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Texas school shooting: Answer to cause of massacre lies in the culture of death, archbishop says

Jun 8, 2022

By David Ramos

The archbishop also lamented that the authorities "don’t want to commit to taking more effective and more radical responses.” Read more

olice on scene at a Tops Friendly Market on May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. According to reports, at least 10 people were killed after a mass shooting at the store with the shooter in police custody.

Bishop condemns 'abhorrently evil' slaying of 10 at Buffalo supermarket

May 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Ten people were killed and three others injured Saturday when a teenage gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at... Read more

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'

Aug 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

May 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

May 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

May 10, 2021

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

Apr 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Mar 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Aug 6, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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’

Aug 4, 2019

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.

Aug 4, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jul 9, 2018

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