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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

One day before the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, neighboring Mary Help of Christians School held a prayer service to pay tribute to the victims.

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Strasbourg bishop speaks of ‘lucid madness’ after terror attack

Strasbourg bishop speaks of ‘lucid madness’ after terror attack

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

At noon Dec. 12, the bells of every Catholic church in Strasbourg rang for 10 minutes to honor the victims of a terror attack at a Christmas market the previous day.

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Shooting in Brazilian cathedral leaves five dead, four injured

Shooting in Brazilian cathedral leaves five dead, four injured

| Lise Alves | December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A gunman opened fire inside a Brazilian church, killing four people and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself, police said.

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Shooting victims mourned; faith, civic leaders vow to fight hate, violence

Shooting victims mourned; faith, civic leaders vow to fight hate, violence

| October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thousands of people gathered outside and inside the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hall of the University of Pittsburgh Oct. 28 at an interfaith service to mourn the victims of the horrific shooting a day earlier at the Tree of Life synagogue.

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USCCB president condemns shooting at synagogue, all ‘acts of hate’

USCCB president condemns shooting at synagogue, all ‘acts of hate’

| Julie Asher | October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Catholic bishops stand with “our brothers and sisters of the Jewish community,” the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Oct. 27 after a horrific shooting earlier that day in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life Synagogue, described as a hub of Jewish life in that city.

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