Less than 48 hours after 11 people were killed and nine more injured at a dance hall Jan. 21 in Monterey Park, California, seven more people were shot and killed at two different landscaping nurseries Jan. 23 near Half Moon Bay, California, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
Bishop Robert Brennan and the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns (VBCC) led an interfaith prayer service on Sunday, June 5, at Immaculate Conception Church for victims of the recent mass shooting around the country.
Several U.S. bishops spoke out against the easy accessibility to guns in the country following a May 24 rampage that left at least 19 children and two of their elementary school teachers dead in Uvalde, Texas.
Dear Editor: I just had the opportunity to read the Tablet from Aug.17, and was struck by the article by Christopher White (“Going Beyond Guns,” Aug. 17) examining the factors motivating gun violence in the U.S.
Greg Zanis, a carpenter by trade from Aurora, Illinois, has traveled around the country for more than 20 years to place white wooden crosses in memory of shooting victims, and after the mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio, his signature crosses are now in those cities.
This weekend, 30 innocent people simply going about their lives were killed in mass shootings in both Texas and Ohio. We pray for all the victims and survivors, their families, and communities, that the Lord will comfort them during this terrible time.
Pope Francis said he was “deeply saddened” after hearing the news of one of the world’s worst mass shootings at a day care center in northeast Thailand.
In response to a recent string of mass shootings, four U.S. bishops’ conference chairmen have called on Congress to work towards legislation that “addresses all aspects of the crisis,” mainly gun control, mental health, and declining family life.
Now three days removed from a racially-motivated mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket, Archbishop Shelton Fabre of Louisville says the answer to the often asked question “What needs to be done?” hasn’t changed from the last time it was asked.
Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, California, asked people to “invest” in being good neighbors and help restore peace after six people were fatally wounded in the worst mass shooting in California’s sixth largest city, which also left at least 12 people injured April 3.