One sign of the times is that teachers must know how to confront an active shooter. On Jan. 17, teachers from four Catholic schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn gathered at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, Windsor Terrace, and St. Frances De Sales Catholic Academy, Belle Harbor, for training on what to do if a gunman enters their classroom.
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
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.
Catholic leaders are calling for prayer and action in response to the May 7 school shooting inside a charter school near Denver.
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.