• US bishops say it’s time ‘to break the cycle of violence’

    US bishops say it’s time ‘to break the cycle of violence’

    • Jul 9, 2016

    In the aftermath of an ambush that left five police officers dead in Dallas, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago said, “Every corner of our land is in the grip of terror … It is time to break the cycle of violence and retaliation, of fear and powerlessness, that puts more guns in our homes and on our streets.”

  • Dallas bishop prays for end to ‘escalating cycle of violence’

    Dallas bishop prays for end to ‘escalating cycle of violence’

    • Jul 8, 2016

    “We have been swept up in the escalating cycle of violence that has now touched us intimately,” Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas said after an ambush that left five police officers dead. “We call upon all of our civic leaders to … work together to come to a sensible resolution to this escalating violence.”

  • In wake of shootings, Dallas bishop urges end to gun violence

    In wake of shootings, Dallas bishop urges end to gun violence

    • Jul 8, 2016

    Via Twitter, Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas has reacted to shootings that left five police officers dead and six others wounded with a mixture of grief and consolation for the victims and frustration at the lack of effective measures to combat gun violence.

  • Pope calls police, military to be ‘sowers of peace’

    Pope calls police, military to be ‘sowers of peace’

    • May 3, 2016

    VATICAN CITY — For peace in the family, community and nation, people need to recognize their faults and ask forgiveness, Pope Francis told thousands of pilgrims, including hundreds of soldiers, sailors and police officers from around the world. “In your families, in the various areas where you work, be instruments