Tag: Shooting

Bishop calls mass shooting at naval station ‘truly heartbreaking’

Bishop calls mass shooting at naval station ‘truly heartbreaking’

| December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reacting to “the horrific mass shooting” that took place early Dec. 6 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Bishop William A. Wack of Pensacola-Tallahassee said the “tragedy in our diocese is truly heartbreaking.”

Continue Reading

California school shooting hits home for Santa Clarita Catholics

California school shooting hits home for Santa Clarita Catholics

| Tom Hoffarth | November 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Santa Clarita.

Continue Reading

Archbishop urges L.A. Catholics to join him in prayer for shooting victims

Archbishop urges L.A. Catholics to join him in prayer for shooting victims

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez asked Catholics of the archdiocese to pray with him for the victims of the Nov. 14 shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Continue Reading

El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

| Rhina Guidos | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s a pastoral letter that pulls no punches, goes far into the past and continues up to the recent present of racism at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Continue Reading

Catholic leaders respond with ‘heavy hearts’ to Texas shooting

Catholic leaders respond with ‘heavy hearts’ to Texas shooting

| September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders across the United States reacted with sorrow and “heavy hearts” to a mass shooting in west Texas Aug. 31 that authorities said claimed seven lives and wounded 25 others.

Continue Reading

‘So many funerals,’ says El Paso priest who comforted grieving kin

‘So many funerals,’ says El Paso priest who comforted grieving kin

| Mark Pattison | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Fabian Marquez was the right priest at a very wrong time.

Continue Reading

Disrespect for life, lack of moral center seen as factors in gun violence

Disrespect for life, lack of moral center seen as factors in gun violence

| Elizabeth Bachmann | August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

In this American age of violence, where 165 shootings happened this year alone, where politicians scream at each other across the aisle about gun laws and Second Amendment rights without even the common ground of mutual respect, religious leaders, scholars and TV personalities alike notice a more insidious problem with American culture.

Continue Reading

Teen who died saving classmates in school shooting made a Knight

Teen who died saving classmates in school shooting made a Knight

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, the Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school.

Continue Reading

Hearts ‘heavy with sadness’ over shooting at garlic festival, bishop says

Hearts ‘heavy with sadness’ over shooting at garlic festival, bishop says

| July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hundreds gathered late July 29 at St. Mary’s Church for a bilingual prayer service, invited by Gilroy’s Catholic community “to come together and pray for all those affected by the senseless tragedy.”

Continue Reading

‘Conquer bitterness with sacrificial love,’ bishop tells Virginians

‘Conquer bitterness with sacrificial love,’ bishop tells Virginians

| Brian T. Olszewski | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishop Barry C. Knestout of Richmond celebrated Masses at St. Gregory the Great and St. John the Apostle churches in Virginia Beach June 2, two days after 12 people were killed in the city’s Municipal Center.

Continue Reading

Pope saddened by church attack in Burkina Faso, Vatican spokesman says

Pope saddened by church attack in Burkina Faso, Vatican spokesman says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis expressed his closeness to and prayers for the victims of a shooting at a Catholic Church in Burkina Faso, which claimed the lives of six people.

Continue Reading

Catholic school students pray for mosque shooting victims, peace

Catholic school students pray for mosque shooting victims, peace

| Carol Zimmermann | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

A week after the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, and almost 9,000 miles away from this tragedy, Catholic school students in Maryland gathered to pray for the victims and to recommit themselves to ending hate.

Continue Reading