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Jun 5, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A U.S. Vatican cardinal will lead prayers for George Floyd in Rome Friday.
Jun 5, 2020 - 03:00 am .- With disturbing and frightening news dominating the headlines in recent weeks, a psychologist and a priest suggested that Catholics take care to guard their psychological and spiritual health.
Jun 4, 2020 - 06:10 pm .- The Knights of Columbus have announced a forthcoming novena for an end to racism, as Catholic fraternal organizations urge prayer and justice amid burgeoning civic unrest that began with the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed while being arrested May 25.
Jun 4, 2020 - 03:40 am .- Pope Francis on Wednesday called Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, after the bishop joined a demonstration against racial discrimination to pray for George Floyd. 
Jun 4, 2020 - 03:11 am .- In the spring of 1992, then-Father David O’Connell was comfortable in parish life in south LA. The Irish-born priest had served the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for more than a decade by then, and he was familiar with the conflicts and tensions that existed in the area.
Jun 3, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Pro-life advocates must speak out in defense of all human life--including issues of racial justice and deaths at the hands of police, a prominent pro-life lawmaker told CNA Wednesday.
Jun 3, 2020 - 02:53 pm .- Pope Francis called the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Wednesday to convey his prayers and solidarity for Americans during the period of national unrest that began with the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed May 25 during an arrest by Minneapolis police.
Jun 3, 2020 - 08:10 am .- Cardinal Peter Turkson on Wednesday decried the existence of racism around the world, urging people to seek justice and fraternity, and to forgive those who have hurt them or others.
Jun 3, 2020 - 02:45 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding that nothing is gained by violence.
Jun 2, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Bishop Mark Seitz is the first U.S. Catholic bishop to physically and publicly join the protests and demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality which spread across the country following Floyd’s death on May 25. 
Jun 2, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- After President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is ready to send U.S. troops into states to quell riots, law professors at Catholic universities said acting against the wishes of state governors would be counterproductive, but likely would not violate the law.
Jun 2, 2020 - 04:17 pm .- When protests following the death of George Floyd turned violent Thursday night, a small Catholic parish in Minneapolis became a refuge for neighbors who didn't feel safe in their homes.
Jun 2, 2020 - 06:00 am .- On Saturday, protests in Chicago over the death of George Floyd turned violent. As rioters targeted the city’s Magnificent Mile shopping district, shattering glass and raiding stores, they picked an unlikely target: A bookstore run by nuns. 
Jun 1, 2020 - 05:45 pm .- During a speech from the Rose Garden on June 1, President Donald Trump pledged to deploy the U.S. military if state governors do not move to activate their National Guards to stop violent protests.
Jun 1, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Churches in California, Minnesota, New York, Kentucky, Texas, and Colorado have been attacked during recent violent protests.
Jun 1, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- A chart detailing “Covert White Supremacy”— which a Chicago archdiocese office shared online amid widespread protests against racism in the city and across the country— was shared without permission and does not reflect the Church’s values, the archdiocese told CNA Monday.
Jun 1, 2020 - 11:35 am .- The leader of the country’s largest Catholic diocese and the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference addressed the weekend’s violence and civil unrest, both in his Pentecost homily and in a statement released by the USCCB. 
May 29, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The love of Christ can overcome the sin of racism, the pastor of a historic Minnesota African-American parish said Friday, at a prayer service in the aftermath of the protests and riots in St. Paul and Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
May 29, 2020 - 05:36 pm .- Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference responded to the killing of an African American man in Minneapolis this week by stressing that the fight to eradicate racism is a pro-life issue.
May 29, 2020 - 03:55 pm .- While rioters and looters took to the streets, and parts of Minneapolis burned, some Minnesota Catholics called for justice, for healing, and for unity after the killing of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer on Monday.