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Pope Francis mourns ‘senseless act of violence’ at Nashville Christian school

Mar 29, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis “joins the entire community in mourning the children and adults who died,” according to a Vatican message March... Read more

A woman prays at a makeshift memorial for victims outside the Covenant School building at the Covenant Presbyterian Church on March 28, 2023, following the March 27, 2023, shooting at the school in Nashville, Tennessee.

Police: Shooter at Nashville Christian school was former student, had ‘manifesto’

Mar 28, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Police confirmed the shooter was 28-year-old Audrey Hale, who was a biological female who identified as transgender and had previously... Read more

School buses with children arrive at Woodmont Baptist Church to be reunited with their families after a mass shooting at The Covenant School on March 27, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee. According to initial reports, three students and three adults were killed by the shooter, a 28-year-old woman. The shooter was killed by police responding to the scene.

Nashville police fatally shoot woman who killed 3 students, 3 staff at Christian school

Mar 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The suspect killed three students and three adult staff members at The Covenant School, a private Christian school for students... Read more

Memorial for Irma and José García in Uvalde, Texas.

Texas school shooting: Friend recalls faith of slain teacher and her heartbroken husband

Jun 16, 2022

By David Ramos

Irma and José Gómez were "always willing to help others." Read more

Parishioners mourn at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on May 25, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. On May 24, 21 people were killed, including 19 children, during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. The shooter, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was reportedly killed by law enforcement.

Catholic community ministers to Texas shooting victims: 'God's love will prevail'

May 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The local Catholic community is ministering to the victims of the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school. The Archbishop... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for consolation for injured and bereaved in Texas shooting

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

A telegram sent to the Archbishop of San Antonio on Wednesday conveyed Pope Francis' deep sadness over the deaths of... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis: ‘My heart is broken’ over Texas elementary school shooting

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking at his Wednesday general audience. Read more

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

Texas elementary school shooting: US Catholic bishops lament ‘epidemic of evil and violence’

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB urged citizens to ‘implore our elected officials to help us take action.’ Read more

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

19 children and 2 adults killed in Texas shooting at elementary school

May 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

A gunman killed 19 students and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, about 90 miles west of... Read more

A father and daughter are reunited near Saugus High School after a Nov 14. 2019 shooting.

Archbishop Gomez prays for victims of California high school shooting

Nov 15, 2019

The Archbishop of Los Angeles has encouraged the community to pray for victims of a shooting at a high school... Read more

The ‘young man with a big, good heart’: STEM hero Kendrick Castillo laid to rest

May 17, 2019

By Mary Farrow

On a warm Friday morning in May at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado, about 40 Knights of Columbus... Read more

Kendrick Castillo and his father, John Castillo. Courtesy: Knights of Columbus #4844 via Facebook

'We all need to be a little more like Kendrick': Friends and family remember STEM hero

May 15, 2019

By Mary Farrow

A funny, selfless, and kind kid who loved tinkering with his car, goofing around with his friends, and above all,... Read more

Fr. Gregory Bierbaum speaks at Mass May 9.

‘God weeps’: Catholic leaders help community cope with STEM school shooting

May 11, 2019

By Mary Farrow

When Fr. Gregory Bierbaum heard about the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, just two miles up the road, he... Read more

NM bishop prays for student victims of school shooting

Dec 7, 2017

Two students at Aztec High School in Aztec, N.M., were killed in a shooting Thursday, and the local bishop has... Read more

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Bishop urges prayer for victims of Washington school shooting

Sep 14, 2017

Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane has urged Christians to pray for the victims of a Sept. 13 high school shooting,... Read more


After school shooting in Mexico, archbishop offers prayers

Jan 24, 2017

Following a school shooting in Monterrey, Mexico last week, the local archbishop offered his prayers and support.  Read more

Candlelight vigil for the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Oct. 1, 2015.

'You are not alone' - Oregon bishops, priests support a community in shock

Oct 2, 2015

By Mary Farrow

In the wake of a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, members of a local Catholic parish... Read more

Candle Vigil.

Healing and hope: Newtown's Catholic parish two years after shooting

Dec 14, 2014

By Mary Farrow

It was two years ago that Monsignor Robert Weiss rushed to the scene of the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, where... Read more