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Damage from a series of powerful storms and at least one tornado is seen on March 25, 2023 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. At least 26 people have reportedly been killed with dozens more injured following devastating storms across western Mississippi and Alabama on the night of March 24, 2023.

Pope Francis, Mississippi bishop offer prayers for victims of deadly tornado

Mar 26, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

The powerful twister on March 24 killed at least 26 people in Mississippi and Alabama. Read more

Dontavious Spann helps hand out cases of bottled water at a Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition distribution site on Aug. 31, 2022 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Catholic Charities joins water crisis relief effort in Jackson, Mississippi

Sep 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The city's water supply was severely disrupted last week when flooding damaged the pumps at a major water treatment plant. Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

City repeals law limiting pro-life outreach at Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic

Nov 18, 2020

A law that curtailed pro-life outreach at the last abortion clinic in Mississippi has been repealed by the city of... Read more

The Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Jackson, Miss.

Jackson diocese reaches agreement with prosecutor over handling of fraudulent priest

Jul 17, 2020

The Diocese of Jackson has reached an agreement with federal prosecutors to improve its financial controls, in a case related... Read more

Mississippi state capitol, Jackson.

Mississippi bishops denounce racism in 4th of July letter

Jul 7, 2020

Bishop Louis Kihnemann of Biloxi and Bishop Joseph Kopacz of Jackson issued an unequivocal call for all Catholics to reject... Read more

The Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Jackson, Miss.

Former finance director sues Jackson diocese

Oct 22, 2019

The Diocese of Jackson and its ordinary, Bishop Joseph Kopacz, are being sued by the diocese’s former director of finance,... Read more

Jackson diocese: we did not influence victim’s decision to accept smaller settlement

Aug 30, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

The Diocese of Jackson in Mississippi said it did not pressure a victim of clerical sexual abuse to accept settlement... Read more

Children demonstrate at a Los Angeles meeting for immigration reform. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com

Mississippi bishops encourage aid for families affected by ICE raids

Aug 12, 2019

Mississippi’s Catholic bishops are speaking out against last week’s extensive Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that targeted workers at food... Read more