Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2019 / 13:46 pm
U.S. bishops are calling for prayer and action in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this weekend.
"We encourage all Catholics to increased prayer and sacrifice for healing and the end of these shootings," the bishops wrote in an Aug. 4 statement. "We encourage Catholics to pray and raise their voices for needed changes to our national policy and national culture as well."
"God's mercy and wisdom compel us to move toward preventative action."
On Saturday Aug. 3, a 21-year-old man opened fire at a shopping complex in El Paso, TX. He killed at least 20 people and injured more than two dozen others before he was taken into police custody.