Terrorism

September 12, 2014

Bishops of Philippines Declare Day of Prayer for Peace in Iraq and Syria

The initiative ties in with the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

September 11, 2014

Archbishop Aquila's 9/11 Reminder: Love of God Linked to Love of Man

The archbishop of Denver wrote that violence in the name of religion, be it the terrorist attacks of 13 years ago or the current atrocities perpetuated by ISIS and Boko Haram, is a reflection of a hatred of God.

September 3, 2014

Archbishop: Terror Recruitment Linked to Europe Failing Its Youth

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi told a Rimini, Italy, gathering last month, ‘As people grow up, they want to change things … and if some of these values are not provided, are not concretely realized, then the temptation to look for some other solution becomes very strong.’

September 2, 2014

Jerusalem Priest: Israel and Palestine Must See the Humanity in the Other

In the wake of the latest cease-fire, Jesuit Father David Neuhaus said the great task of Israelis and Palestinians is learning to view each other as neighbors rather than enemies.

August 27, 2014

Chilean Lawmakers Urge President to Denounce Iraqi Violence

Congressman Felipe De Mussy said, although ‘we may be hundreds of kilometers away, we have to take this on and clearly, firmly reject it.’

July 18, 2014

Pope Francis Voices His Concerns to Israeli, Palestinian Presidents Over Renewed Conflict

The Holy Father said Friday the increased hostilities are claiming ‘many victims and giving rise to a serious humanitarian emergency.’

July 4, 2014

The Cross and the Bible at Ground Zero

COMMENTARY: Paying a Visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center

May 28, 2014

Overcoming Boko Haram in Africa

The Nigerian government, taken to task over its handling of the abductions of more than 200 girls, enlists the aid of the international community.

May 13, 2014

Religious Leaders Can Help Counter Boko Haram, U.S. Bishops Say

In a letter to National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Des Moines Bishop Richard Pates encouraged the U.S. government to assist the Nigerian people in building a safer society. Pope Francis has been praying for the release of the young women and encouraging others to do so via Twitter.

November 19, 2013

U.S. Officially Designates Boko Haram as Terrorist Group

According to reports, the Nigeria-based Islamic group has been responsible for the deaths of an estimated 2,800 people.

October 30, 2013

Egypt Suffers Terrorism, Not Religious Conflict, Says Coptic Priest

The secretary of the Coptic Patriarchate said Muslim terrorists want to provoke Christians into seeking help from Western powers and thus ‘internationalize’ the conflict in Egypt.

May 1, 2013

Victory for the Ground Zero Cross

COMMENTARY

April 19, 2013

A Gathering of Prayer, Exhortation and Inspiration in Boston

Religious and civic leaders gathered with everyday Americans at a prayer service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

April 15, 2013

Archdiocese of Boston Urges Prayers After Marathon Explosions

October 30, 2012

Bishops Call Attack on Nigerian Parish 'Barbarous'

Suicide bomber kills seven others after detonating his vehicle at a church during Mass.

September 13, 2012

Vatican Issues Strong Condemnation of Libya Terrorist Attack

September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

Inside the Pentagon, a chaplain recalls ‘days taking bodies out of the building’ — and Providence at work.

September 10, 2011

Islam and America

Ten years after al Qaeda attacks, United States still “wrestling” with the religion of the 9/11 terrorists.

September 10, 2011

Remembering 9/11

Catholic firefighter, who was assigned to the department's counseling unit the day before the attacks, looks back on the evil and the good that came out of the attacks. In the end, he lives by the question: 'What does God want me to get out of this?'

September 9, 2011

Remembering 9/11

New York’s Cardinal Egan recounts how Blessed John Paul II personally helped respond to the devastation.

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