Tag: Shooting

New Orleans restaurateur hopes Scalise’s shooting will bring unity

New Orleans restaurateur hopes Scalise’s shooting will bring unity

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, addressed the House floor Sept. 28 for the first time since he had been shot during a summer baseball practice, a New Orleans restaurateur was watching from the House’s packed upper gallery.

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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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Congressman Scalise credits power of prayer for his shooting recovery

Congressman Scalise credits power of prayer for his shooting recovery

| Carol Zimmermann | September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Three and a half months after he was shot during an early morning baseball practice, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, received thunderous applause and standing ovations from the House floor Sept. 28 where he attributed his recovery to the power of prayer.

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Pope ‘saddened’ after shooting in Nigerian church

Pope ‘saddened’ after shooting in Nigerian church

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis sent his condolences to the victims and survivors of a deadly shooting that occurred during Mass Aug. 6 at a parish in Nigeria.

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Federal authorities investigating shooting of congressman, others

Federal authorities investigating shooting of congressman, others

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scalise’s wounds are not believed to be life-threatening. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children and are members of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The couple’s children attend the parish school.

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Cathedral to hold Philando Castile’s funeral

Cathedral to hold Philando Castile’s funeral

| July 12, 2016 | 6 Comments

Philando’s mother, Valerie Castile, requested to hold the service at the Cathedral because she wished the funeral to be an ecumenical opportunity for “people to come together in a new way” and pray for peace and reconciliation.

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Archbishop Hebda at Mass for peace: Pray for healing of community divisions

Archbishop Hebda at Mass for peace: Pray for healing of community divisions

| July 8, 2016 | 5 Comments

“Feeling that pain in our community and beyond, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, helpless, anxious, and yet it is precisely in those moments that we know our own weakness that we have the opportunity to make known the love and strength of our God, a God that offered a great a hope to his people at a time when they were hopeless,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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We must recognize dignity of all, Orlando bishop says at prayer vigil

We must recognize dignity of all, Orlando bishop says at prayer vigil

| Christine Young and Teresa Peterson | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Our presence here tonight is a symbol of hope. We come to pray,” said Bishop Noonan of Orlando.

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Pope offers prayers for Orlando victims of ‘terrible, absurd violence’

Pope offers prayers for Orlando victims of ‘terrible, absurd violence’

| Cindy Wooden | June 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis offered prayers for the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, and expressed hope that people would find ways to identify and uproot “the causes of such terrible and absurd violence.”

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After Newtown: Moving from darkness into the light

After Newtown: Moving from darkness into the light

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The time has come, no matter your political views, to agree on common sense and necessary actions that will help curb violence

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