- Aug 4, 2021
New statistics show the number of violent deaths in Brazil fell by 11 percent in 2018; however, the total number of homicides were still an astounding 57,341. Moreover, over 10 percent of homicides – 6,220 of them – were perpetrated by the police, a rise of 19.6 percent compared to the previous year.
Public safety officials, first responders and Catholics gathered to celebrate the fifth annual Blue Mass Sept. 11 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta.
On Monday the funeral was held for Mario Cerciello Rega – an Italian policeman killed by two American teenagers, and who was praised by friends and family for his dedication to his work, his community and to those in need.
The Roman Catholic bishop of the Dallas diocese has challenged the accuracy of a Dallas police affidavit’s allegations that the diocese had “thwarted” its investigation of past sexual misconduct by priests.
A new parish identification program in Baltimore is aimed at helping immigrants feel safer in dealing with police.
Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz of Galveston-Houston, who celebrated the Sept. 29 Blue Mass, recalled the funeral a year ago at the co-cathedral for Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez, who drowned trying to report to his command post in the midst of the Hurricane Harvey flooding.
A lack of Catholic officers in Northern Ireland may require the reinstitution of recruiting quotas to keep in place one of the linchpins of the 20-year-old peace process.
The most crucial battle against the devil is the one that Christians fight within themselves daily to resist selfish temptations that lead to destructive ends, a top Vatican official said.