On the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio, standing at the pulpit of the town’s lone Catholic church, reminded the community that faith and unity are essential to move forward.
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Mass Shootings Bring Renewed Calls For Catholics To Prioritize Common Good Over Guns
At least four people were killed and eight injured in a shooting at Old National Bank in downtown Louisville, Ky., on April 10, local police said. The gunman was also killed. That incident followed another mass shooting where six people, including three children, were killed at a Nashville school two weeks earlier on March 27.
School’s New Look Aims to Give ‘Peace of Mind’
A walk in and around Sacred Heart Catholic School isn’t the same as months ago. The premises of the school are surrounded by a newly installed eight-foot-high black steel fence.
Hope and Prayers For A ‘Very Joyful’ School Year in Uvalde, Texas
When it was time for the homily at an August 15 Mass to open the school year for Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde, Texas, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller abandoned his prepared talk and instead had the students stand so he could speak to them directly.
Catholic Extension Launches Program For Uvalde Children in Wake of Shooting
Chicago-based Catholic Extension launched the first of many initiatives it has planned over the next 18 months to support Uvalde, Texas, following the devastation of the Robb Elementary mass shooting.
San Antonio Archbishop: Migrants Are Often Abandoned, Stripped of Identity
In many ways, Archbishop García-Siller echoes Pope Francis, who has called out the “indiscriminate trafficking of weapons” and those who treat migrants as “pawns on the chessboard of humanity” following tragedies such as mass shootings and the large-scale death of migrants.
Speaker at Washington Anti-Gun Rally Says Nation Must ‘Replace the Hate’
The son of Ruth E. Whitfield, the oldest victim of the racially motivated mass shooting at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, told a rally in Washington June 11 that the nation needs to “lower” its weapons and “replace the hate.”
Church Leaders: Promote Culture Of Life to End Gun Violence
Lamenting a “culture of death” that exists in the U.S. after three mass shootings in less than a month, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio on June 8 spoke of the need for Catholics to be leaders in reinvigorating a culture of life.
‘Don’t Look Away,’ Children Plead to Congress in Gun Control Message
The week was set to culminate with a large March for Our Lives demonstration June 11, an event organized by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, which experienced a mass killing of its own in 2018.
West Virginia Bishop Urges ‘Concrete Action’ on Guns After Texas Tragedy
In the wake of the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, “we must do more,” to address gun violence, said Bishop Mark E. Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston.