San Antonio, Texas, Jun 8, 2022 / 16:00 pm
What caused the massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, which claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers? The answer, says a Catholic archbishop, lies in the culture of death that prevails in society.
In an interview with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language sister news agency, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio, pointed out that while "we all want very 'holy' and 'wise' explanations," few are willing to accept the fact that "the cause is a society with a culture of death and with instruments that kill.”
The archbishop, who days ago denounced the "idolatry" of weapons that exists in the United States, and especially in Texas, and encouraged the passage of laws to restrict their access, lamented that the authorities "don’t want to commit to taking more effective and more radical responses.”
“Do they want to resolve the situation? Do they want to know what’s going on? There’s a culture of death. The person is discarded from conception to natural death,” he said. However, “in the Church we say: We must protect every human person," the archbishop said.