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.
On Easter, as thousands of Salvadorans from around the country packed into the rural town of Lolotique, Catholic Church officials laid to rest a 36-year-old priest violently killed during Holy Week – the latest victim of an unending wave of violence that plagues the country.
Four members of a Catholic family were killed in a militant attack in southern Pakistan a day after the minority community celebrated Easter.
A pair of passion plays were interrupted by gunfire on Good Friday as the violence convulsing Mexico continued claiming lives through the Holy Week holidays.
While an estimated 500,000 individuals are expected to descend on Washington, D.C. on Saturday for March for Our Lives in protest of national gun violence following last month’s Parkland school massacre, students from two parishes from the Archdiocese of Chicago will be making the trek to the nation’s capitol not only to push for tighter restrictions on guns, but also an act of racial solidarity.
Dear Editor: There is absolutely no logical reason for any gun shop or gun show to be selling major assault weapons. The only people who should have those weapons legally are law enforcement and our military.
As schools across the United States participate in the National School Walkout Day March 14 to raise awareness of gun violence, a number of Catholic institutions are adding a prayerful component to the day’s events.
Following last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a call for Congress to work together to find “concrete proposals” in response to the “crisis of gun violence.”
A parish community less than two miles away and directly impacted by the Feb. 14 school shooting at a Broward County high school, is finding new purpose in Lent this year, according to the parish administrator.