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Law enforcement responds to a shooting at Union Station during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade on Feb. 14, 2024, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Catholic mother killed in shooting at Kansas City Chiefs victory parade

Feb 15, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Police in a news conference Thursday said initial investigations pointed to a dispute between people that ended in gunfire. Read more

People mourn outside the Charles University building following a mass shooting on Dec. 22, 2023, in Prague, Czech Republic. Fourteen people were killed and 25 injured. Police say the gunman was a 24-year-old student at the university.

Pope Francis ‘deeply saddened’ by shooting at Prague university 

Dec 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

A 24-year-old student opened fire in the university’s philosophy department building after first killing his father outside of Prague. The... Read more

Pope Francis invoke the Virgin Mary as the Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy at a prayer vigil for peace in St. Peter's Basilica, Friday, Oct. 27, 2023.

Pope Francis sends ‘blessings of strength and peace’ after shooting in Maine

Oct 28, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Saturday he is praying for strength and peace for the community of Lewiston, Maine, after the city... Read more

A police officer blocks access to the road to Sparetime Recreation on Oct. 26, 2023, in Lewiston, Maine. Police are still searching for the suspect in the mass shooting, Robert Card.

UPDATE: Multiple people killed in Wednesday mass shootings in Maine

Oct 26, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Media reports listed anywhere from 15 to 22 dead, with dozens more injured, in Lewiston, Maine. The search for a... Read more


Shooting at funeral home in Ecuador leaves four dead

May 19, 2023

By Diego López Marina

The archbishop of Portoviejo, Eduardo José Castillo Pino, asked the faithful to pray for the end of violence in Ecuador. Read more

Archbishop Shelton Fabre of Louisville, Kentucky.

Louisville archbishop prays for victims of Easter Monday shooting

Apr 11, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

“Even with our Easter hope so recently renewed, we have been quickly reminded that we still live in the shadow... 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

Michigan State University students attend a prayer service on Feb. 14, 2023, for those killed and injured at the university in East Lansing, Michigan, on Feb. 13, 2023.

‘Understand that he still loves you’: Catholics mourn victims of Michigan State shooting

Feb 15, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

A Mass was offered Tuesday night at St. John Church and Student Center on MSU’s campus for the repose of... Read more

A woman takes a closer look at the names of 11 people killed in a mass shooting written on crosses and displayed during a candlelight vigil in front of the City Hall in Monterey Park, California, on Jan. 24, 2023.

Pope Francis offers condolences for Monterey Park shooting

Jan 25, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope sent a telegram to L.A. Archbishop José Gomez on Jan. 25 expressing his sadness and assuring his spiritual... Read more

FBI agents arrive at a farm on Jan. 24, 2023, where a mass shooting occurred in Half Moon Bay, California, the day before. Seven people were killed at two separate farm locations that were only a few miles apart. The suspect, Chunli Zhao, was taken into custody a few hours later without incident.

‘Never take human life for granted,’ Archbishop Cordileone says after second mass shooting

Jan 24, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

In the wake of yet another mass shooting in California, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone released a statement Monday reminding people of... Read more

Inez Arakaki and her son Zachary place flowers on a makeshift memorial site in front of the Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, on Jan. 23, 2023, where 10 people were shot dead late on Jan. 21, 2023.  California police searched on Jan. 23, 2023 for what compelled a 72-year-old man of Asian descent to shoot dead 10 people as they celebrated Lunar New Year at a dance hall in the Los Angeles suburbs.

Los Angeles archbishop prays for victims of shooting at dance studio

Jan 23, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez on Sunday offered prayers for victims of a Saturday shooting at a Monterey Park, California,... Read more

First responders take away victims from the scene of a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade on July 4, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois. At least six people were killed and 19 injured, according to published reports.

Local 22-year-old man in custody in July Fourth parade shooting in Illinois

Jul 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Authorities identified the suspect as Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, who they believe is driving a silver Honda Fit. 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

Texans on June 5, 2022, visit the memorial at Robb Elementary School dedicated to the victims of the May shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Texas school shooting: Answer to cause of massacre lies in the culture of death, archbishop says

Jun 8, 2022

By David Ramos

The archbishop also lamented that the authorities "don’t want to commit to taking more effective and more radical responses.” Read more

Pallbearers and U.S. Marine Christian Garcia, son of Linda Garcia, carry the casket of Irma Linda Garcia and her husband Jose Antonio Garcia during their funeral mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, Texas, on June 1, 2022. Irma Garcia, a teacher, was killed in a mass shooting at a local elementary school on May 24, 2022.

Uvalde mortician: Without a relationship with God 'there's no way you can handle something like this'

Jun 3, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The head of the Knights of Columbus in Uvalde, Texas, works at a local funeral home that's been inundated with... Read more

Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa. Courtesy of the Diocese of Tulsa.

Tulsa bishop says Mass with shooting victims' families: 'We should not fear'

Jun 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa celebrated a memorial Mass at St. Francis Hospital Thursday following a mass shooting on the... Read more

Police respond to the scene of a mass shooting at St. Francis Hospital on June 1, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At least four people were killed in a shooting rampage at the Natalie Medical Building on the hospital's campus, according to published reports. The shooter is also dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

Tulsa diocese asks for prayers after Oklahoma hospital shooting

Jun 1, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

The Diocese of Tulsa has requested prayer for all involved in a mass shooting at a medical office building near... 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