Tag: Violence

Amid year’s violence, Catholic leaders decry shootings, urge policy changes

Amid year’s violence, Catholic leaders decry shootings, urge policy changes

| Carol Zimmermann | December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Amid the multiple mass shootings that took place in the U.S. during 2019, Catholic leaders spoke out against them, urged legislators to make changes to put a stop to these actions and asked Catholics to pray and work toward possible solutions.

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Pope denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

Pope denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis warned that violence against Jewish people, which reached a state of horror during World War II, is on the rise again.

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African bishop: Church must work to end violence against albinos

African bishop: Church must work to end violence against albinos

| Bronwen Dachs | August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Church in Africa must work to end violence against people with albinism through its schools and other education efforts, said Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha, South Africa, first vice president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.

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Mexican bishops on migrants: ‘We cannot turn ourselves into that wall’

Mexican bishops on migrants: ‘We cannot turn ourselves into that wall’

| David Agren | June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mexican bishops’ conference questioned the details of a deal in which Mexico will strengthen security along its southern border with Guatemala and impede the path of migrants fleeing poverty, violence and food insecurity.

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Violence against Christians and the waning of reason

Violence against Christians and the waning of reason

| Bishop Robert Barron | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

There were more Christian martyrs in the twentieth century than in all of the previous nineteen centuries combined. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and many of their lesser-known totalitarian colleagues put millions of Christians to death for their faith in that terrible hundred-year period.

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Caravans continue forming, despite uncertain welcome in U.S.

Caravans continue forming, despite uncertain welcome in U.S.

| David Agren | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Honduran migrants Karla Santos and her husband, Brian Maldonado, grew tired of paying extortion to gangs and not being able to make ends meet amid rising prices and stagnant salaries.

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Three convents in Congo attacked within two-week span

Three convents in Congo attacked within two-week span

| Godfrey Olukya | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three convents in Congo were attacked by armed men in the latest violence targeting the Catholic Church in the central Africa country.

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At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions’ asylum decision

At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions’ asylum decision

| Dennis Sadowski | June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops June 13 decried U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision that asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protection in the United States.

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On Easter, Salvadorans bury priest assassinated during Holy Week

On Easter, Salvadorans bury priest assassinated during Holy Week

| Rhina Guidos | April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Easter, as thousands of Salvadorans from around the country packed into the rural town of Lolotique, Catholic Church officials laid to rest a 36-year-old priest violently killed during Holy Week — the latest victim of an unending wave of violence that plagues the country.

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Newtown and gun violence: One place where the political became personal

Newtown and gun violence: One place where the political became personal

| Mark Pattison | December 5, 2017 | 21 Comments

The numbers are inescapable: Dec. 14, 26 dead, five years.

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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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