President Donald Trump officially became the GOP’s 2020 presidential nominee at the party’s convention this week in Charlotte, N.C. But winning the national Catholic vote in November is not necessarily a slam dunk.
When Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, prayed for the dead on the first anniversary in early August of the mass shooting at a Walmart in his city, he made that solemn tribute in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has kept much of the U.S. public in social-distancing mode.
Church pastors in Brooklyn talk about how the church can help heal communities suffering from gun violence.
Father Fabian Marquez was the right priest at a very wrong time.He was among several priests in El Paso, Texas, summoned to help out where they could in the hours following the brazen Aug. 3 assault at a Walmart store in the Texas border town that left 22 dead and dozens of others wounded.
A church in the Diocese of Pittsburgh announced Aug. 13 it was canceling a popular summer event, its parish festival, after receiving what it called “a disturbing message.”
According to a study from Harvard University’s School of Public Health, since 2011, public shootings in the U.S. have tripled in their frequency. More than three-quarters of the guns used in the rampages were acquired legally.
Borland has made three requests of Catholic leaders in the wake of recent shootings: To name and condemn white supremacy, to frame gun control as a pro-life position, and to hold Catholic politicians who “use the Lord’s name and talk about God in Christ to get elected and then don’t act once in office and embody those values” accountable.
Following another deadly shooting which killed 12 individuals in Virginia Beach on Friday, the U.S. Catholic Bishops are calling for legislation to curtail gun violence.
Yet another Mexican Catholic priest has been murdered in his parish – the second such lethal attack against clergy in the country in less than a week.
On Saturday, March 24, I attended the March For Our Lives event in Manhattan in support of those students and teachers who lost their lives in the school shooting in Florida.