Tag: Mass shootings

Experts offer advice to help people confront anxiety over gun violence

Experts offer advice to help people confront anxiety over gun violence

| Patricia Montana | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Firearm attacks have changed society in the United States as mass shootings have become more frequent and the public is forced to face the psychological consequences, often silently.

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Bishop: Shootings show ‘all communities are affected by racism’

Bishop: Shootings show ‘all communities are affected by racism’

| Mark Pattison | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Three mass shooting incidents in the United States in the span of a week are now showing that “their emotional impact is resonating, understandably, across the nation,” said Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. “The effects of the evil and sin, we are all impacted by it.”

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What is the common vector of mass shootings?

What is the common vector of mass shootings?

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Epidemic. That word has been used countless times to describe the spate of mass shootings carried out since the massacre at Colorado’s Columbine High School in April 1999. It’s a word that not only implies but demands a connection between disparate events that have taken place in every corner of the United States over the past 20 years.

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U.S. bishops stress action after deadly shootings

U.S. bishops stress action after deadly shootings

| Carol Zimmermann | August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

In response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 3 and 4, several U.S. bishops expressed their support and prayers for victims while also expressing outrage that these tragedies continue to occur.

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Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.

Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.

| Rhina Guidos | August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 31 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4.

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Overcoming gun absolutism

Overcoming gun absolutism

| Jason Adkins | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, just after the Sandy Hook massacre, I wrote a highly criticized column on gun control.

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Pope offers prayers for victims of Texas shooting

Pope offers prayers for victims of Texas shooting

| November 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Calling the mass shooting in a Texas Baptist church Nov. 5 an “act of senseless violence,” Pope Francis asked the local Catholic archbishop to convey his condolences to the families of the victims and to the injured.

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Overdoses, violence and God-talk

Overdoses, violence and God-talk

| October 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

Our society is failing to get to the bottom of the issues. We spend our energy trying to treat the symptoms of social crises, while either ignoring or remaining in denial about the deeper problems in today’s world, which exist first and foremost within the human heart.

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