Gun Violence

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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African-American Catholics will hold a prayer service in response to racism and brutality on Friday, August 12 at the Church of the Transfiguration...

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Thumbnail rosary credit mrnikon shutterstock cna After school shooting in Mexico, archbishop offers prayers

Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 24, 2017 / 03:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a school shooting in Monterrey, Mexico last week, the local archbishop...

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Thumbnail americans guns America’s fatal obsession with guns

“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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Dallas, Texas, Jul 8, 2016 / 02:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid tensions following two high profile police shootings of African-Americans and the...

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Thumbnail candle vigil credit coloneljohnbritt via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 12 14 Bishop urges prayer for victims of Washington school shooting

Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane has urged Christians to pray for the victims of a Sept. 13 high school shooting, in which one student was killed and...

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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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Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb 25, 2017 / 04:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in Cincinnati are hoping that an upcoming meeting of bishops and leaders will...

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Thumbnail prayer candles credit grey world via flickr cc by 20 cna 3 Filipino bishops: Moral disagreement is no excuse for hatred, violence

Encounter and dialogue are the proper response to disagreements over morality, said the Catholic bishops of the Philippines, emphasizing in the...

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Thumbnail gun credit kirill demchenko via wwwshutterstockcom cna 1 7 16 For Missouri bishops, limitless concealed carry is a bad idea

Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 21, 2016 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Missouri legislature should let stand the governor’s veto of a bill that would...

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Thumbnail ammunition for a semi automatic rifle credit guy j sagi shutterstock cna How should a Catholic respond to mass shootings?

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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Thumbnail candlelight vigil credit a katz shutterstock cna How the Catholic Church needs to fight racism

Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2016 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If it hopes to bring peace to racial tensions in the U.S., the Catholic Church must be...

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Thumbnail cracker barrel where a gunman went on a shooting rampage on february 21 2016 in kalamazoo michigan credit tasos katopodis getty images cna Kalamazoo bishop offers prayers, Mass in wake of shooting spree

Bishop Paul J. Bradley of the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Mich. offered his prayers and condolences for the victims of a shooting spree in the city that...

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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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Fresno, Calif., Apr 18, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A 39-year-old man is in custody following a shooting spree that left three people dead in...

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Thumbnail meins san bernardino Meins family meets with president, lawmakers on gun control

Trenna Meins is well aware that recently proposed federal laws and executive actions on gun control probably would not have saved her late husband,...

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Thumbnail gun violence More fatalities than in mass shootings: The destructive reach of firearms is worse in cases of domestic violence, suicide and accidental shootings

Despite the fervor of media attention, many studies demonstrate that mass shootings are a small percentage of all U.S. deaths caused by...

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