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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

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

Roberta Drury, 32, who was killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, May 14, 2022.

Roberta Drury, a Catholic victim of Buffalo shooting, 'reflected God's love'

May 24, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Roberta Drury, one of the victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, was remembered at her funeral Mass... Read more

Mourners light candles at a makeshift memorial outside of Tops market on May 16, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. A gunman opened fire at the store yesterday killing ten people and wounding another three. The attack was believed to be motivated by racial hatred.

Philly archbishop condemns 'mortal sin of racism' after Buffalo shooting

May 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia said on Tuesday that the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York is a reminder... Read more

Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, was the scene of a mass shooting on May 14, 2022.

US Catholic bishops call for ‘honest dialogue’ on ‘persistent evil of racism’ after mass shootings

May 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB said it would continue to “advocate for an end to violence, and for the respect and dignity of... Read more

olice on scene at a Tops Friendly Market on May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. According to reports, at least 10 people were killed after a mass shooting at the store with the shooter in police custody.

Bishop condemns 'abhorrently evil' slaying of 10 at Buffalo supermarket

May 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Ten people were killed and three others injured Saturday when a teenage gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at... Read more

Police markers are placed in the street on the corner of 10th and L street at the scene of a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours on April 3, 2022 in Sacramento, California.

Bishop urges 'common task of healing' after Sacramento shooting

Apr 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento encouraged city residents to engage in the work of communal healing and helping after a... Read more

Indianapolis archbishop offers prayers in response to local mass shooting

Apr 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archbishop of Indianapolis on Friday offered prayers and called on Catholics to work to end gun violence, after a... Read more

 Saint Mary's Cathedral Basilica in Halifax.

Canadian archbishop offers prayers after mass shooting

Apr 21, 2020

The Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth in Canada has offered prayers for the victims of a weekend shooting rampage in a small... Read more

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso participates in a binational Mass held in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Nov. 4, 2017.

El Paso bishop encourages Catholics to overcome racism with acts of inclusion

Oct 15, 2019

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso issued a pastoral letter Sunday reflecting on the area's history of racism and encouraging... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

USCCB issues 9th mass shooting statement of 2019

Sep 1, 2019

The U.S. bishops’ conference Sunday issued a statement in response to the Aug. 31 Texas shooting spree that left 5... Read more

Police cars and tape block off a crime scene outside the Cinergy Odessa movie theater where a gunman was shot and killed on August 31, 2019 in Midland, Texas.

After latest in 'epidemic' of mass shootings, bishops again call for prayer and action

Aug 31, 2019

Several U.S. bishops offered prayers Saturday evening after a gunman killed at least 5 people and injured more than 20... 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

After US mass shootings, Mexican bishops denounce hate speech, xenophobia

Aug 6, 2019

In a recent statement, the Mexican bishops’ conference voiced “great sorrow” at recent acts of violence in both the U.S.... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Holy See press office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: Look deeper than symptoms to solve mass violence

Aug 6, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Gun control laws alone will not stop mass shootings effectively, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, said in a column written... Read more