- Apr 18, 2021
Police in San Antonio are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the parking lot of a Catholic parish after a wedding.
Regional meetings are the latest phase of preparations for the U.S. Catholic Church’s Fifth National Encuentro, or “V Encuentro,” to be held Sept. 20-23 in Grapevine, Texas. Previous national encuentros were held in 1972, 1977, 1985 and 2000.
Following the latest incident of gun violence in America, Pope Francis has sent his condolences to the victims of the Sutherland Springs mass shooting in Texas, saying he is “deeply grieved” by the “senseless violence.” On Sunday, a 26-year old gunman entered into a Baptist Church and killed 26 people during the service. The tragedy has prompted Catholic bishops from around the United States to speak out against gun violence.
In the wake of a shooting at a Baptist church in Texas that reportedly has left at least 20 people dead, the U.S. bishops called it “holy ground” and said the incident confirms a “fundamental problem” in America. Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of Antonio tweeted that “Our Baptist brethren need us.”
After nine people died due to heat in what appeared to be an immigrant smuggler’s truck parked near a Walmart in San Antonio, Catholic leaders speak up against what they are calling “an incomprehensible tragedy.” The local archbishop expressed hope that this might call people not only to tears, but to action.