Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder in Killing of Cathedral Catholic High School Teacher

San Diego, California – A man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a Cathedral Catholic High School teacher, Mario Fierro, who was shot multiple times outside his North Park home in February 2021. The convicted killer, Jesse Milton Alvarez, faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury deliberated over the case. Prosecutors argued that Alvarez meticulously planned Fierro’s murder after learning about his …

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Nigerian Priest Warns of Erosion of Catholic Church’s Credibility due to Explosion of Ministries

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – In Nigeria, a leading priest and scholar has raised concerns about the growing number of religious ministries within the Catholic Church, warning that it is eroding the credibility of the Church. Father Anthony Akinwale, a professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor at Augustine University Ilara-Epe in Lagos State, made these remarks during the 2024 Plenary Assembly at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) Resource Center in Durumi. Akinwale expressed his worries about the …

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De La Salle’s Phoenix Glassnor and Armoni Portis Lead Dramatic Playoff Victory in Catholic League Semifinals

WARREN, Michigan – De La Salle’s basketball team secured a victory against Toledo St. John’s Jesuit in a closely contested Catholic League playoff game, with Armoni Portis making crucial free throws in the final seconds to take the Pilots to the Catholic League semifinals. Head coach Djon Gjokaj praised Portis’ performance, crediting the player for his ability to handle pressure situations and deliver when it mattered most. The team’s confidence in Portis was echoed by …

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Palm Bay Mourns: Catholic Priest and Sister Shot and Killed in Tragic Weekend Incident

PALM BAY, Fla. – The St. Joseph Catholic community in Palm Bay is in mourning after a tragic incident over the weekend. The Diocese of Orlando confirmed that Father Robert “Bob” Hoeffner and his sister, Sally, were found murdered at a home in Palm Bay, leading to a shooting investigation. Reports indicated that the tragedy unfolded after a domestic disturbance at a home on Forgal Avenue NE, where Brandon Kapas, 24, was reportedly causing trouble …

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Vatican Report Reveals Normal Lives of Murdered Catholic Missionaries Amidst Violence

Los Angeles, California – An annual report from the Vatican-based news agency Fides revealed that 20 Catholic missionaries were murdered in 2023, highlighting the risks faced by those living in areas plagued by violence. The report emphasized that many of the missionaries led normal lives in these dangerous areas and did not engage in any attention-grabbing actions. Despite the dangers they faced daily, these individuals did not give up on their Christian commitments nor did …

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