Mass Shootings

Thumbnail gettyimages 539939450 cna ACLU lawyers say Christians caused the Orlando shooting

After a gunman pledging allegiance to ISIS carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, attorneys with the American Civil Liberties...

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Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville is calling the faith community to prayer after Thursday’s fatal shooting at a military recruiting center in...

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In the face of the mass murders in Orlando, Florida, this weekend, it is difficult to write. It is complicated and frustrating and it feels like...

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“It’s the worst mass shooting in modern American history.” The above opening sentence is the exact lead sentence I used in a column last year,...

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Thumbnail orlando vigil los angeles Catholic leaders condemn Orlando massacre

Pope Francis condemned the massacre of innocent victims at a gay nightclub in Florida, which left 50 dead and 53 injured on June 12. “The...

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Thumbnail gettyimages 539534462 cna Catholic leaders urge prayer after horrific Orlando shooting

Following Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people, Catholic leaders from around the U.S. are offering prayers for...

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After recent violent protests and the deadliest mass shooting recorded in U.S. history on Sunday, Christian leaders invoked Martin Luther King, Jr....

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When Monsignor Robert Weiss gathered with parents in Connecticut, after 11 children were killed in a nearby shooting, the room went silent and one...

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Like many of you, I woke last week on the feast of the Guardian Angels to the news of another mass shooting in America — this time in Las...

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Munich, Germany, Jul 23, 2016 / 08:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The archbishop of Munich has called for prayers for the victims of Friday’s deadly...

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Psalm 22 When I first heard the news about the shooting in Las Vegas I felt fear. Fear that my husband had been filming near Mandalay Bay just...

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The Gospels tell us that after King Herod died, an angel appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, telling him: “Get up! Take the child and his...

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Pope Francis has offered his prayers and compassion for those affected by Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.In a June 12...

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On Monday Pope Francis offered his condolences and spiritual support to victims of a deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 50 people dead...

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Thumbnail 20160614t1312 3997 cns orlando prayer vigil Prayer vigil after Orlando shooting offers unity, hope to mourners

Members of various religious communities came together Monday evening at a vigil to pray for the victims of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting and...

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Charleston, S.C., Jan 11, 2017 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The death sentence announced this week for mass murderer Dylann Roof prompted the local...

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Bishop Gerald R. Barnes of the Diocese of San Bernardino, Calif. requested prayers and offered his own after at least one gunman left more than a...

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Thumbnail 20171002t1503 11965 cns las vegas mass shooting prayers US bishops join in prayer after Las Vegas shooting

On Monday, the U.S. Bishops’ Conference voiced grief over a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, which has been called the deadliest mass shooting...

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