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Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. CNA file photo.

Catholics cannot remain indifferent to racism, Phoenix bishop says

Jun 9, 2020

Catholics have a key part to play— in cooperation with God’s grace— in overcoming racism, the bishop of Phoenix said... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Archbishop Gomez says US has work to do in achieving racial equality

Jun 9, 2020

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles asked the parishes of his archdiocese to toll their bells for eight minutes and... Read more

Protester outside the White House in 2016.

DC Catholic priests invited to 'prayerful protest' at White House

Jun 8, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Priests in the Archdiocese of Washington will demonstrate outside of the White House on Monday as a “prayerful protest” against hatred... Read more

George Floyd’s death shows need for ‘sanctity of life’ police training, researcher says

Jun 7, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A researcher who studies policing best practices told CNA this week that George Floyd’s arrest and death in Minneapolis reaffirm... Read more

Crowds protest police violence after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., May 2020.

Catholic law school offers free help to arrested protesters

Jun 6, 2020

Since Friday, there have been 612 arrests in the Twin Cities metroplex associated with protests following the killing of George... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell June 5 at a prayer service for George Floyd, at Rome’s Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere.

Cardinal Farrell laments ideological divide in Christian response to George Floyd killing

Jun 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

In response to racism, the Catholic Church should be united in Christ, not take ideological sides, Cardinal Kevin Farrell said... Read more

President Donald Trump.

New poll finds President Donald Trump losing Catholic support amid George Floyd protests

Jun 5, 2020

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) reported on Thursday that President Trump’s favorability among white Catholics fell from 60% in... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

US Vatican cardinal to lead prayers for George Floyd

Jun 5, 2020

A U.S. Vatican cardinal will lead prayers for George Floyd in Rome Friday.  Read more

Catholic priest, psychologist offer advice for stressful times

Jun 5, 2020

By Perry West

With disturbing and frightening news dominating the headlines in recent weeks, a psychologist and a priest suggested that Catholics take... Read more

Banner at the 2019 March for Life.

Catholic fraternal groups call for prayer and justice amid George Floyd protests

Jun 4, 2020

The Knights of Columbus have announced a forthcoming novena for an end to racism, as Catholic fraternal organizations urge prayer... Read more

Bishop Mark Seitz. File photo.

Pope Francis called El Paso bishop after prayerful demonstration

Jun 4, 2020

Pope Francis on Wednesday called Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, after the bishop joined a... Read more

1992 LA riots.

How one Catholic priest responded to the ’92 LA riots

Jun 4, 2020

In the spring of 1992, then-Father David O’Connell was comfortable in parish life in south LA. The Irish-born priest had... Read more

Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson speaks at Stork Ball 2020 on January 23, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Racial justice is a pro-life issue, says leading pro-life legislator

Jun 3, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life advocates must speak out in defense of all human life--including issues of racial justice and deaths at the hands... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis called Archbishop Gomez to express prayers after death of George Floyd

Jun 3, 2020

Pope Francis called the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Wednesday to convey his prayers and solidarity for Americans... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson.

Vatican cardinal urges forgiveness, justice in response to George Floyd killing

Jun 3, 2020

Cardinal Peter Turkson on Wednesday decried the existence of racism around the world, urging people to seek justice and fraternity,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at a general audience in the apostolic library.

Pope Francis prays for the soul of George Floyd and for peace and justice in US

Jun 3, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding... Read more

Bishop Mark Seitz. File photo.

El Paso bishop kneels to pray at George Floyd protest

Jun 2, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Mark Seitz is the first U.S. Catholic bishop to physically and publicly join the protests and demonstrations against racial... Read more

U.S. troops take part in a military parade in Washington, D.C. in 1991.

Can Trump legally deploy troops? Yes, say Catholic university law profs

Jun 2, 2020

By Matt Hadro

After President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is ready to send U.S. troops into states to quell riots, law... Read more

St. Albert the Great parish in Minneapolis, Minn., where some local residents took shelter May 28, 2020.

Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Minneapolis riots

Jun 2, 2020

When protests following the death of George Floyd turned violent Thursday night, a small Catholic parish in Minneapolis became a... Read more

Sister and volunteers outside the Pauline bookstore in Chicago.

Nuns praying for looters after attack on Catholic bookstore

Jun 2, 2020

By Matt Hadro

On Saturday, protests in Chicago over the death of George Floyd turned violent. As rioters targeted the city’s Magnificent Mile... Read more