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By Adelaide Mena New York City, N.Y., Sep 11, 2018: On the clear, sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Fr. Kevin Madigan heard an explosion overhead. He grabbed oils for anointing, ran out the door of St. Peter’s parish in New York City, and wandered towards the center of the

A police officer helps evacuate people after a van crashed into pedestrians in the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 17. Terrorists killed at least 12 and injured more than 50 others. (CNS photo/Ana Jimenez, La Vanguardia via Reuters)
WASHINGTON—Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on International Justice and Peace, has issued the following statement in response to today’s terror attack in Barcelona: “Once again, an act of terror has taken more than a dozen lives and injured scores of

BRUSSELS, Belgium — “…I just want to tell you that life is a wonderful thing, and the world is really full of remarkable people.” So starts a letter written by one of the survivors of the bomb attacks at the Brussels Zaventem international airport last week, according to CNN. The author of the

People of  all faiths were welcomed in downtown Cincinnati Dec. 16 for a women’s led interfaith prayer service in support of peace and unity in the community. According to media accounts, roughly 200 people showed up for the service, which was sponsored by AJC Cincinnati, the Islamic Center of Greater

By Donis Tracy Catholic News Service  ROCHESTER, N.H. — Close to 1,000 of slain journalist James Foley‘s closest friends and family gathered at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Rochester for a memorial Mass to celebrate the life of a man whose life was taken by Syrian extremists

Staff Report The events of September 11, 2001 are burned into the memories of all Americans alive at the time. For arguably the first time in world history, a major international tragedy took place under the watch of a 24-hour news cycle.

By Catholic News Service ROCHESTER, N.H. — In April 2013, the parents of slain U.S. journalist James Foley attended a prayer vigil at Marquette University in Milwaukee to pray for their son, who at that time had disappeared in Syria.

WORSHIPPERS FILL BOSTON CATHEDRAL DUING BICENTENNIAL MASS
Staff Report A pair of explosions detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday around the four-hour mark of the race. Several news agencies reported a third explosion at Boston’s JFK library, but it was unknown if the blasts were related. Catholic Online reported that at least two