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Uvalde shooting victim's last video: When we die we will be with Christ

May 28, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Christ died for us and when we die we will be with him, was the last message left on her... Read more

People arrive to drop off flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the Robb Elementary School on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. - Grief at the massacre of 19 children at the elementary school in Texas spilled into confrontation on May 25, as angry questions mounted over gun control -- and whether this latest tragedy could have been prevented. The tight-knit Latino community of Uvalde on May 24 became the site of the worst school shooting in a decade, committed by a disturbed 18-year-old armed with a legally bought assault rifle.

Texas shooting victim's husband dies of heart attack; archbishop prays for Catholic family

The husband of one of the nearly two dozen victims of a mass shooter in Texas died Thursday, reportedly of... Read more

Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

San Antonio Catholic Charities accepting donations to aid those affected by Texas shooting

May 26, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio is offering financial, legal, and counseling services to people affected by the May 24... 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

Stuffed bears sit at a makeshift memorial outside of Oxford High School on December 01, 2021 in Oxford, Michigan. Yesterday, four students were killed and seven injured when a gunman opened fire on students at the school. A 15-year-old sophomore, believed to be the only gunman, is in custody,

Detroit archbishop 'heartbroken' over Michigan school shooting

Dec 1, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit said he was “heartbroken” on Tuesday after hearing of the “horrific tragedy” of school shooting... Read more

Sr. Mary Gianna Thornby, DLJC. Courtesy Photo.

After Columbine: How one survivor found faith, and a vocation

Dec 30, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Many years before she entered religious life, Sister Mary Gianna Thornby was an ordinary high school sophomore at Columbine High... Read more

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

'No greater love' — Denver Catholics remember Kendrick Castillo, who died in STEM school shooting

May 9, 2019

By Mary Farrow

Kendrick Castillo, who died in the May 7 STEM school shooting, is remembered as a heroic, and holy, young man.  Read more

Church leaders offer prayers after school shooting near Houston  

May 18, 2018

Church leaders voiced their closeness to victims of a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday, calling Catholics to... Read more

'Senseless violence and horrifying evil'—Archbishop Wenski urges prayers for Parkland

Feb 14, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami urged Broward County to unity, mutual support, and strength after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman... Read more