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by Maisy Sullivan Washington D.C., Jul 7, 2022 / 17:00 pm Following the July 4 shooting near Chicago, the U.S. bishops’ conference called for a continued push for change and noted its support for strengthened gun laws. “Over the holiday, yet another community experienced the devastation of a mass shooting, …

Pope Francis gestures before speaking about the death penalty at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, at the Vatican in this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo. The pope ordered a revision to the catechism to state that the death penalty is inadmissible and he committed the church to its abolition. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
by CNA Staff Vatican City, Jul 5, 2022 / 06:53 am Pope Francis has expressed shock and sadness over the mass shooting that led to the death of at least six and wounded some 30 others at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland on Monday. In a …

WASHINGTON — After multiple mass shootings in recent weeks, four bishop chairmen joined in a letter to Congress expressing their grief over these incomprehensible tragedies. Their letter calls on members of Congress to, “unite in our humanity to stop the massacres of innocent lives.”    Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma …

by Joe Bukuras Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 31, 2022 / 13:12 pm Eleven of the Uvalde shooting victims were parishioners at the city’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and their funerals will be held there over the next two and a half weeks. Although there will be 11 funerals, 12 lives …

by Jonah McKeown, Katie Yoder, Joe Bukuras Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 26, 2022 / 15:23 pm The husband of one of the nearly two dozen victims of a mass shooter in Texas died Thursday, reportedly of a heart attack as he was preparing for his wife’s funeral. 50-year-old Joe Garcia dropped off …

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, May 25, 2022 / 07:55 am Bishop Daniel Flores said on Wednesday that he was sick of hearing people say that “guns aren’t the problem” after a gunman killed at least 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school. “We sacralize death’s instruments …

By CNA Staff Vatican City, May 25, 2022 / 03:08 am Pope Francis said on Wednesday that his heart was broken by the killing of at least 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Texas. Speaking at the end of his general audience in St. Peter’s Square on …

WASHINGTON – In response to the news of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas reported this afternoon, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offered the following statement from its spokesperson, Chieko Noguchi, director of public affairs. “There have been too many school shootings, too much killing of the innocent. …

by CNA Staff Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 25, 2022 / 02:45 am The U.S. Catholic bishops said on Tuesday that the country was facing an “epidemic of evil and violence” after a gunman killed 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Texas. In a statement issued on May 24, …