Bishop James Golka and Archbishop Samuel Aquila are praying for consolation for the victims and families impacted as well as for an end to violence.
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Pope Francis Condemns ‘Senseless Shooting,’ Calls for End of Violence After July 4th Parade Attack in Suburban Chicago
The Holy Father sent a telegram to Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, asking the cardinal to convey his spiritual closeness to all affected by the mass shooting.
The national response to the tragic gun violence of recent weeks, including mass shootings at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have fallen along predictable party lines. The U.S. Bishops and many Catholic voices have responded in ways that address both policy issues related to gun access as well as other underlying cultural factors. Register senior editor Jonathan Liedl will report on what he calls the “both/and” Catholic response to this national crisis. But first we turn to a Church leader who more than 20 years ago was among the first Catholics who responded to the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Jim Beckman, who was a part of the youth ministry team at St. Francis Cabrini Church, shares how a mass shooting in his town changed forever the way he did ministry.
While partisan voices emphasize focusing either on gun access or underlying cultural factors, several Catholic bishops and commentators point to the need to address both.
“There is no denying it: this has been a season of senselessness in Chicago, with gun violence rising and mass shootings becoming a regular occurrence,” said the cardinal.
According to local authorities, one person was killed and a police officer was injured Monday during a shooting at Knoxville’s Austin-East High School.
In California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Masses and Rosaries were offered.
‘Let us ask for Mary's intercession for these people,’ he said Nov. 14, leading those gathered in the Hail Mary.
The U.S. bishops back President Obama’s call for restrictions on civilian access to assault weapons, but others stress that the Church supports the right of self-defense.