• Pray for the Orlando victims, and pray for our culture

    • Jun 13, 2016

    The strong desire to do something in the wake of the Orlando massacre, perhaps flowing from justified outrage, is totally understandable. Some insist that prayer is a smokescreen for inaction, but we should pray — not only for the victims, but for a gun-obsessed culture like ours that’s deeply unhealthy and even sick.

  • What does the Catholic Church say on gun control?

    What does the Catholic Church say on gun control?

    • Jun 13, 2016

    Catholics wondering what the Church has to say about gun control in the wake of the Orlando massacre will find nothing firm from Rome, but a clear drift from the U.S. bishops in favor of stronger limits and the eventual near-elimination of guns from American society.

  • For religions, Orlando a wake-up call to ensure faith isn’t hijacked

    • Jun 13, 2016

    Neither Catholic nor Islamic teaching in any way justifies violence against a group of people. However, Orlando is a reminder that believers of all sorts are called to be vigilant in assuring that the edicts of our traditions are never hijacked as apologia for nefarious ends.