Father Patrick Dorelus

Father Patrick Dorelus, 41, was born to a devout Catholic family in Haiti.

French Priest ‘Beheaded’ in Church

The murder of 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel in northern France during a weekday morning Mass July 26 is another act of “absurd violence” added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said a Vatican spokesman.

Bishop Prays with French Community in Brooklyn

After a man in a truck deliberately ran down hundreds of people in Nice, France, killing 84, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joined the local French community in St. Agnes, Boerum Hill, July 17, to pray for the deceased.

Stop Buying Islamic State Oil

OXFORD, England (CNS) – French Catholics have urged church support for a campaign to stop Western companies from buying oil from Islamic State, in effect funding the mass killing of Christians. “Our brothers and sisters are being massacred, women and children taken into slavery – and while Christians are suffering most, so are Muslims and […]

Bishops Are Preparing for Synod

The presidents of the bishops’ conferences of Germany, France and Switzerland organized a study day in Rome to discuss issues likely to be raised at the Synod of Bishops on the Family.