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Mass shootings - Latest News
Mar 15, 2019 - 10:30 am .- The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference released a statement of solidarity with the country’s Muslim population following terrorist attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch. At least 49 people were killed in a mass shooting on March 15.
Mar 15, 2019 - 08:15 am .- Pope Francis mourned “senseless acts of violence” against innocent life after the New Zealand mosque attacks. On Friday, at least forty-nine people were killed in attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
Dec 11, 2018 - 11:46 am .- A gunman killed at least four people people Tuesday, inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception in Campinas, Brazil. After opening fire inside the cathedral, the gunman took his own life.
Jul 23, 2018 - 11:04 am .- Churches in the Archdiocese of Toronto will offer a special prayer for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday night that left two dead and a dozen injured in the city’s Greektown neighborhood.
Jul 7, 2018 - 03:22 am .- The Diocese of Fort Worth is removing signs notifying people that concealed and open carry of firearms are both banned on church property – but the policy against guns has not changed.
Jun 18, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The Bishop of Trenton condemned gun violence and called for prayer in a statement following a shooting early Sunday that left one dead and 22 injured.
Nov 7, 2017 - 06:15 am .- On Tuesday, Pope Francis voiced his sorrow after 26 people were killed at a Baptist Church in Texas over the weekend, offering his support and praying that such acts of meaningless violence would come to an end.
Oct 2, 2017 - 09:59 am .- On Monday, the Bishop of Las Vegas, Joseph A. Pepe, voiced grief over a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, which has been called the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
Oct 2, 2017 - 06:34 am .- On Monday, Pope Francis offered his condolences and spiritual support to victims of a deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 50 people dead and hundreds more wounded when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival.
Jul 9, 2016 - 02:18 pm .- In the wake of violence across the nation this week, the Knights of Columbus have issued a campaign encouraging people to join them in praying for peace. 
Jun 12, 2016 - 10:19 am .- Following Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people, Catholic leaders from around the U.S. are offering prayers for the victims and their families.
Dec 2, 2015 - 03:38 pm .- Bishop Gerald R. Barnes of the Diocese of San Bernardino, Calif. requested prayers and offered his own after at least one gunman left more than a dozen dead at a social services facility in the city.
Oct 2, 2015 - 04:34 pm .- In the wake of a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, members of a local Catholic parish are reaching out to offer sympathy, comfort and hope.
Jul 17, 2015 - 11:28 am .- Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville is calling the faith community to prayer after Thursday’s fatal shooting at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, on the southern end of his diocese.
Oct 2, 2013 - 02:18 am .- St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish of Newtown, Conn., received a $100,000 gift from the Knights of Columbus to support its ongoing response to the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Sep 18, 2013 - 05:30 pm .- Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, prayed for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, saying victims and their families can find consolation and comfort in the hope given by Christ.
Sep 16, 2013 - 05:31 pm .- U.S. leaders are offering prayers for the nation following a shooting at the Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C., that left 13 dead and about a dozen more injured.
Dec 15, 2012 - 10:45 am .- Members of the Catholic hierarchy have expressed grief and sorrow over the Dec. 14 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. while offering prayers for victims and their families.
Dec 14, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Several priests of the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport responded quickly to the mass murder of adults and schoolchildren at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school, rushing to the scene to comfort victims and their relatives.