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‘Unthinkable pain, raw emotion’ remain a year after shooting, says bishop

‘Unthinkable pain, raw emotion’ remain a year after shooting, says bishop

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

This last year “has been a time of unthinkable pain and raw emotion for the Las Vegas community and for families devastated” by the mass shooting of Oct. 1, 2017, Bishop George Thomas said at an interfaith prayer service at Guardian Angel Cathedral.

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Victims of Las Vegas shooting remembered at funeral Masses, vigils

Victims of Las Vegas shooting remembered at funeral Masses, vigils

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immediate makeshift memorials in Las Vegas to the 58 victims killed during the Oct. 1 outdoor country music concert are being replaced by memorial services, vigils and Catholic funerals at the victims’ hometowns across the country and in Canada.

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Las Vegas Catholic shrine an initial place of refuge for shooting victims

Las Vegas Catholic shrine an initial place of refuge for shooting victims

| Carol Zimmermann | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer — a white stucco church just off the Las Vegas Strip and dwarfed by giant hotels, casinos and flashing neon lights — has long been a spiritual oasis for tourists.

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Las Vegas shooting leaves emotional weight on city, Catholic actor says

Las Vegas shooting leaves emotional weight on city, Catholic actor says

| Carol Zimmermann | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Clarence Gilyard, the actor most known for co-starring in the TV hits “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Matlock” and who now teaches acting in Las Vegas, said the deadly mass shooting at the outdoor country music festival Oct. 1 left a “palpable emotional weight” on the city and its Catholic community.

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Do not let hate, violence ‘have the last word,’ says Las Vegas bishop

Do not let hate, violence ‘have the last word,’ says Las Vegas bishop

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

At an emotional interfaith prayer service at Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas Bishop Joseph Pepe told those filling the pews Oct. 2 that “in the face of tragedy we need each other.”

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Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

| Carol Zimmermann | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas began school Oct. 2 — hours after the mass shooting in that city — by praying the rosary together in the school gym.

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USCCB president, pope call for prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’

USCCB president, pope call for prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’

| October 2, 2017 | 6 Comments

The nation has experienced “yet another night filled with unspeakable terror” and “we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington.

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