Bishop Stika urges unity to find solutions to violence after Knoxville shootings
Police respond to a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tenn., April 12, 2021. (CNS photo/Brianna Paciorka, News Sentinel, USA Today Network via Reuters) Editor's note: NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MUST REMOVE FROM ARCHIVE 30 DAYS AFTER DOWNLOAD.

Bishop Stika urges unity to find solutions to violence after Knoxville shootings

"Prayers are important, but communities must come together to find positive solutions to this ongoing problem in our country," Knoxville bishop said.

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Catholic educators share unexpected lessons of teaching in pandemic
St. Edward School in Nashville, like the other schools in the Diocese of Nashville, have adopted several measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The measures have helped the schools maintain in-person learning this school year. Nick Miller, junior high social studies and religion teacher at St. Edward, leads a class wearing a mask as his masked students are socially distant.

Catholic educators share unexpected lessons of teaching in pandemic

Discussions of teaching in the pandemic dominate National Catholic Education Association conference

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The triumph of the cross: The hope of Holy Week
This is a painting by Matthias Grunewald entitled "The Small Crucifixion." Few artists have conveyed the scene of the crucifixion with the intense realism that Grunewald brings to his composition. (CNS photo/Samuel H. Kress Collection via National Gallery of Art)

The triumph of the cross: The hope of Holy Week

Contemplating the crucifixion, as depicted in great works of art, draws viewers more fully into Jesus’ suffering

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Escaping violence and poverty, migrants continue to arrive at southern U.S. border
Migrant children from Central America take refuge from the rain in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle in Penitas, Texas, March 14, 2021, as they await to be transported after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)

Escaping violence and poverty, migrants continue to arrive at southern U.S. border

Catholic agencies assist adults, unaccompanied minors who cross the border to seek safety, family reunification in U.S.

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Boulder officer recalled as ‘man of character,’ ‘loving father’
Veronica Hebert of Boulder, Colo., places flowers on the car of Officer Eric Talley March 23, 2021, who was killed the previous day during a mass shooting at the King Soopers grocery store. (CNS photo/Alyson McClaran, Reuters)

Boulder officer recalled as ‘man of character,’ ‘loving father’

Catholic communities offer prayers for mass shooting victims in Colorado and Atlanta

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Sister Jean, Loyola Chicago’s biggest fan, returns to March Madness
Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men's basketball team and campus icon, gives a thumbs up after the team defeated the Nevada Wolf Pack in the semifinals of the South regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament March in Atlanta. The team earned a bid as a No. 8 seed for the 2021 NCAA tournament in Indianapolis. Now fully vaccinated, Sister Schmidt planned to be in Indianapolis to watch the Ramblers take on No. 9 seed Georgia Tech March 19. (CNS photo/Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

Sister Jean, Loyola Chicago’s biggest fan, returns to March Madness

The 101-year-old team chaplain captured the nation’s attention when she accompanied the Ramblers to the Final Four in 2018

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USCCB Administrative Committee’s pastoral message marks year of pandemic
Karen Musacchio helps Christopher Musacchio, a fourth grader at Christ the King School in Nashville, Tenn., with his classroom assignments from home March 24, 2020. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Administrative Committee released a pastoral message March 9, 2021, marking one year since the coronavirus pandemic "changed life" and "ushered in suffering" in the United States. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)

USCCB Administrative Committee’s pastoral message marks year of pandemic

The message pointed to innumerable acts of sacrifice and kindness that have helped ameliorate some of the suffering brought on by the pandemic.

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Bishops address concern over Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s abortion link
Vials of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine are seen during the phase 3 ensemble period in this undated photo. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved use of the company's one-shot vaccine Feb. 27, 2021. (CNS photo/Johnson & Johnson, Handout via Reuters) Editor's note: No resales. No archives.

Bishops address concern over Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s abortion link

Bishops affirm being vaccinated can be an act of charity that serves the common good

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Health care chaplains around the country reflect on COVID-19 ministry
Deacon Richard Becker, director of pastoral care and ethics, blesses patient Camille Watts on World Day of the Sick at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2021. Hospital chaplains have had to adhere to COVID-19 protocols while offering pastoral care during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Health care chaplains around the country reflect on COVID-19 ministry

Chaplains tirelessly minister to patients and medical staff because ‘in times of trauma and adversity, people are counting on us."

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