- Sep 24, 2020
A group of religious leaders is condemning a Missouri bill to permit people to carry concealed firearms in church without permission from clergy, with St. Louis’s Catholic archbishop threatening to sue if the bill is signed into law.
Students at Trinity Washington University were encouraged to keep trying to make change in gun legislation after March for Our Lives ends.
After a shooting in a high school in Florida claimed the lives of 17 people, Pope Francis expressed closeness to the victims.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami lamented “another act of senseless violence” in light of Wednesday’s Florida high school massacre.
A gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut five years ago, killing 26 people, including children. People are still dealing with the aftermath and wondering if gun laws will ever change.
“We encourage Missouri citizens of good will not to fall prey to the notion that we are somehow safer as individuals and as a society if everyone is always and everywhere armed,” the state’s bishops said in response to a bill that would people to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.