Catholic School Blesses, Thanks Chicago Police

Students at Chicago’s Academy of St. Benedict the African have learned police officers are their friends because members of the Chicago Police Department’s 7th District take a special interest in the school.

Don’t Equate Killings

Dear Editor: Regarding your editorial “Why This Evil?” (July 16), I find it offensive to equivalently write about the police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota and the intentional murder of five police officers in Dallas as “unspeakable tragedies.”

Another Cop Shot

News that another New York City police officer has been murdered saddens and disturbs us. A new disrespect for the law and peace officers has gripped the city and indeed the nation. Officer Brian Moore was a young man whose life’s ambition was to be a policeman. It was a family tradition. He died in an attempt to keep our streets free of crime.

‘Annus Horribilis’

Our city, and indeed the nation, is reeling from the assassinations of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. These two officers of the law, both married, with the 40-year-old Ramos having two sons and Liu being recently married, were gunned down for no reason other than the fact that they […]

This Has Not Been the Best of Times

The year 2014 has not been the best of years. And unfortunately, it is ending on a sour note with the assassination of two police officers right here in our diocese. The charlatan politicians and would-be community leaders would have us believe that the underlying problem is racism. The real danger facing us all is […]

Statement of Bishop DiMarzio on the Murder of Two NYPD Officers

The Catholic Community in Brooklyn and Queens joins me in praying for the repose of the souls of Police Officer Wenjian Liu and Police Officer Rafael Ramos. We offer our sincere condolences to the families of our fallen Police Officers and pray earnestly for their consolation. Each day, 35,000 of our fellow citizens put on […]

New York Police Department officers assassinated

Cardinal Prays for Slain Cops, Healing in City

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan joined in mourning what he called the “brutal and irrational execution of two young, promising and devoted police officers” fatally shot in Brooklyn on Dec. 20.

Catholic Theologians Make a Mark Against Racial Injustice

WASHINGTON (CNS) – This year the “hope for a just peace” that is Advent “must face the flagrant failures of a nation still bound by sin, our bondage to and complicity in racial injustice,” said a group of Catholic theologians. “The killings of black men, women and children … by white policemen, and the failures […]