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by Jonah McKeown Denver, Colo., Mar 29, 2021 / 02:18 pm MT (CNA).- A funeral Mass was held Monday in Denver for Officer Eric Talley, a Catholic father of seven who was killed while responding to last week’s mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, CO. “Eric has shown

Washington D.C., Mar 8, 2021 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- The archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis urged peace and prayer before the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces charges in the death of George Floyd, began on Monday. “I hope you will join me during the trial by

An American flag and a flag of mourning hang from between two Cincinnati Fire Department ladder trucks Sept. 14 before a Blue Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. A Cincinnati police SWAT vehicle is also visible. These vehicles, and others, were blessed prior to the Mass. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Police Chaplain and Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Rev. Steve Angi will be the celebrant again this year for the annual Blue Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains. This is the 16th annual Blue Mass, in honor of police, fire, and public safety personnel. A

CNA Staff, Jun 25, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- As police reform legislation is currently stuck in the Senate, leading U.S. bishops wrote members of Congress on Wednesday outlining Catholic principles of policing. Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop Shelton

by Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Jun 8, 2020 / 10:20 am MT (CNA).- Priests in the Archdiocese of Washington will demonstrate outside of the White House on Monday as a “prayerful protest” against hatred and institutional discrimination of all kinds. The June 8 protest will be led by Fr. Cornelis

by Jonah McKeown Washington D.C., Jun 7, 2020 / 03:54 pm MT (CNA).- A researcher who studies policing best practices told CNA this week that George Floyd’s arrest and death in Minneapolis reaffirm the need for de-escalation training and, ultimately, a culture of policing that recognizes “the sanctity of all

Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, on the Death of George Floyd and the protests which have broken out in Minneapolis and in other cities in the United States.   The PDF for open-wide-our-hearts-bulletin-insert  

by JD Flynn Denver Newsroom, May 30, 2020 / 04:46 pm MT (CNA).- The nation’s first basilica sustained fire damage amid the Minneapolis riots that have crippled the city after the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer May 25. “The Basilica of

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 29, 2020 / 08:00 pm MT (CNA).- 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

Washington D.C., May 29, 2020 / 05:36 pm MT (CNA).- 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. “As bishops, we unequivocally state that racism is a