Tag: Violence

Poverty, violence hinder progress for many women, girls, says nuncio

Poverty, violence hinder progress for many women, girls, says nuncio

| October 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Conditions in many parts of the world force women and girls to bear the burden of carrying out everyday chores for their families and communities, keeping many of them from getting even a basic education, the Vatican’s U.N. nuncio said Oct. 6.

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Do not let hate, violence ‘have the last word,’ says Las Vegas bishop

Do not let hate, violence ‘have the last word,’ says Las Vegas bishop

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

At an emotional interfaith prayer service at Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas Bishop Joseph Pepe told those filling the pews Oct. 2 that “in the face of tragedy we need each other.”

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Pope leads prayers for an end to ‘inhuman violence’ of terrorism

Pope leads prayers for an end to ‘inhuman violence’ of terrorism

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Let us beg the Lord, God of mercy and peace, to free the world from this inhuman violence,” Pope Francis prayed after a week of deadly terrorist attacks in Africa and Europe.

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Report adds ‘entities’ deserving greater scrutiny on religious freedom

Report adds ‘entities’ deserving greater scrutiny on religious freedom

| Mark Pattison | April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom added three “entities” to its list of 28 “countries of particular concern,” thanks to a law passed in December. Islamic State, the Taliban and the Somali group al-Shabaab made the list in the report, released April 26. Islamic State was faulted for its […]

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Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

| December 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

Under Castro’s leadership, the Cuban revolution began in 1953, finally ousting sitting president Fulgencio Batista in 1959. It upended Piedra’s world; his mother spent 40 to 50 days in prison, and two brothers were imprisoned for three and seven years, respectively, he said.

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Atlanta Archbishop calls for bishops’ racism statement

Atlanta Archbishop calls for bishops’ racism statement

| Rhina Guidos | November 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

On Nov. 14, Archbishop Gregory urged bishops gathered in Baltimore at the USCCB’s fall general assembly to issue, sooner rather than later, a document on racism, given “post-election uncertainty” and that some of the tensions have only gotten worse following the presidential election.

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Iowa bishop says diocese stands ‘in solidarity’ with local police

Iowa bishop says diocese stands ‘in solidarity’ with local police

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

In response to the fatal shootings Nov. 2 of two police officers, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines said the diocese stands in solidarity with members of the local police force.

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Bishop, other leaders call for peace, unity after attack in St. Cloud

Bishop, other leaders call for peace, unity after attack in St. Cloud

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

One day after a knife-wielding man injured nine people at a shopping mall near St. Cloud, Bishop Donald Kettler called for prayers for those impacted by the violence.

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Violence in Milwaukee unrest ‘a self-inflicted wound,’ says archbishop

Violence in Milwaukee unrest ‘a self-inflicted wound,’ says archbishop

| August 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee called the violence that broke out in the city as part of protests over the fatal police shooting of an African-American man “a self-inflicted wound.”

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Pope expresses shock over violence in French church

Pope expresses shock over violence in French church

| Cindy Wooden | July 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of “absurd violence” added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said the Vatican spokesman.

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‘A sword has pierced heart’ of city, says Orlando bishop about shooting

‘A sword has pierced heart’ of city, says Orlando bishop about shooting

| June 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

Throughout the day June 12, church personnel were helping victims and families “on the front lines of this tragedy,” Bishop John Noonan of Orlando said. “They are offering God’s love and mercy to those who are facing unimaginable sorrow. They will remain vigilant and responsive to the needs of our hurting brothers and sisters.”

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Pope offers prayers for Orlando victims of ‘terrible, absurd violence’

Pope offers prayers for Orlando victims of ‘terrible, absurd violence’

| Cindy Wooden | June 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis offered prayers for the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, and expressed hope that people would find ways to identify and uproot “the causes of such terrible and absurd violence.”

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