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Catholic bishops oppose Texas gun bill that ‘advances a culture of violence’

May 5, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Catholic bishops in Texas have voiced opposition to a bill allowing certain adults to carry handguns without permits, which they... Read more

A 2018 demonstration organized by Teens for Gun Reform, an organization of students in the Washington DC area.

What the Church does - and does not - teach about gun control 

Aug 8, 2019

By Mary Farrow

Jordan Anchondo and her husband, Andre were shopping for school supplies for their five-year-old last Saturday morning at a Walmart... Read more

Gun deaths in US reach record-high

Dec 14, 2018

The number of gun deaths in the United States reached almost 40,000 last year, the highest number since firearm deaths... Read more

Fort Worth diocese removes 'no gun' signs from church property

Jul 7, 2018

The Diocese of Fort Worth is removing signs notifying people that concealed and open carry of firearms are both banned... Read more

South African bishops rebuke government for spending billions on weapons

May 4, 2016

The Catholic bishops of South Africa have criticized the government for excessive weapons spending given the country’s major social problems.   Read more

US bishops respond to gun regulations in Texas and across nation

Jan 7, 2016

As United States president Barack Obama on Tuesday announced executive action to curb gun violence, the nation's bishops welcomed “reasonable... Read more