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Members of Community Renewal International at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the front porch of its 10th Friendship House on Sept. 15, 2017, in the Highland neighborhood of Shreveport, La. (Photo courtesy of Community Renewal International)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Tim Muldoon
What did four Shreveport neighborhoods with plunging crime rates have in common? They had Friendship Houses, opened and operated by Community Renewal International.
People with missing relatives and victims of violence walk in a procession in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico July 28, 2022, in memory of their loved ones as part of the Praying Days for Peace called by the Catholic Church due to the ongoing violence in Mexico. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Agren
Mexico’s military has been one of the most prolific users of Pegasus spyware since 2011, having “targeted more cell phones with spyware than any other government agency in the world.”
A view of a government building
Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, alleged the FBI suggested that “certain kinds of Catholic Americans may be domestic terrorists.”
Headshots of two Mexican priests
David Agren - OSV News
The death of the suspect, José Noriel Portillo Gil, “in no way can be considered a triumph for justice, or a solution to the structural problem of violence,” the Jesuit province in Mexico said in a statement.
Relatives gather around one of the victims of the attack by gunmen during a Pentecost Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo, as she receives treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, Nigeria, June 6, 2022. Reports said at least 50 people were killed in the attack. (CNS photo/Temilade Adelaja, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Chris Chatteris, S.J.
Extremist and criminal violence is on the rise across Northern Africa from Somalia to Nigeria as local security forces face off against gangs and insurgencies they are often ill-equipped to contain.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna comforts Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez while he speaks during a Feb. 20, 2023, news conference after the arrest of 61-year-old Carlos Medina, the suspect in the murder of Auxiliary Bishop David G. O'Connell.
Politics & SocietyNews
OSV News
Carlos Medina was charged with one count of murder “and a special allegation that he personally used a firearm,” according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.