Memphis, Tenn., Jan 20, 2020 / 11:35 am MT (CNA).- On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was fatally shot outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King is remembered as the most visible leader of the civil rights movement, for which he was awarded the
by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 25, 2021 / 00:00 am Tributes have continued to pour in in the wake of the SUV attack at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisc., as the death toll continues to rise, with the wife of a Catholic radio host among the victims.
by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 19, 2021 / 14:15 pm Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee is encouraging people to pray for and promote peace following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday, Nov. 19. “During times like these with severe division among people and the potential for social
by Christine Rousselle Chicago, Ill., Aug 11, 2021 / 18:00 pm Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago condemned Wednesday the rising levels of gun violence in the city of Chicago and called for prayers after one police officer was shot and killed, and another was injured. “Saturday night, members of the
by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Aug 9, 2021 / 10:30 am A Rwandan man who reportedly handed himself in to police after the murder of a priest in western France on Monday met with Pope Francis in 2016, according to French Catholic media. The suspect, identified by the media as
by CNA Staff Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, France, Aug 9, 2021 / 09:05 am Fr. Olivier Maire, the Catholic priest murdered in France on Monday, was the provincial superior of the Montfort Missionaries, a worldwide religious congregation founded by St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. He was killed in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, a commune in the
by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Aug 9, 2021 / 07:00 am An envelope addressed to Pope Francis and containing three bullets was intercepted in Milan late on Sunday night, according to Italian media reports. The piece of mail, which had no return address but carried a French stamp, was addressed
by CNA Staff Paris, France, Aug 9, 2021 / 05:40 am France’s Interior Minister announced on Monday that a Catholic priest has been murdered in western France. Gérald Darmanin wrote on his Twitter account on Aug. 9 that he was traveling to the Vendée department of France following the killing.
By CNA Staff Paris, France, May 31, 2021 / 04:00 am The archbishop of Paris on Sunday lamented an attack on Catholics taking part in a procession commemorating the city’s 19th-century martyrs. Archbishop Michel Aupetit deplored May 30 the “anger, contempt and violence” directed at the group of around 300
by CNA Staff San Jose, Calif., May 26, 2021 / 19:14 pm Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said on Wednesday, May 26, that the tragic shootings at a rail yard in San Jose, CA, “reminds us once again that something