Jul 20, 2012 / 19:38 pm
In his homily following a July 20 mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila reminded a crowd of faithful that though there is evil in the world, there is also mercy.
"Sin, evil and death do not have the last word," he said, citing Jesus' victory over death through his resurrection.
The Mass was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church – just blocks from Century 16 Theatre – where 12 people were killed and at least 59 were injured when a gunman opened fire at a midnight showing of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises."
The newly-installed archbishop warned Catholics against responding to the violence with vengeance.