- Jul 24, 2021
Texas Catholic bishops said they are opposed to a bill pending in the state legislature that would allow people to carry handguns without a permit.
Philadelphia’s soaring rates of homicide and gun violence have deep-rooted causes that can only be solved with a combination of spirituality and concrete action, said several Philadelphia priests.
Officer Eric Talley, an 11-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department, was the first to arrive at the scene of a mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store the afternoon of March 22 and the first of 10 to be killed.
The school community at Mount Carmel High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Chicago, mourned the shooting death of 15-year-old sophomore Isaiah Wade, who starred as a defensive back and wide receiver on the school’s football team, played lacrosse and had a 3.8 GPA.
A Dominican sister was shot in the leg as her humanitarian relief team came under gunfire from paramilitaries in Mexico’s southern Chiapas state.
The level of gun violence has actually risen during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to statistics released by the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group that catalogs every incident of gun violence in the United States.
Amid a surge in gun violence and protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, the nation’s third-largest city is on edge, awaiting possible greater tension in the form of a plan by President Donald Trump to dispatch dozens of federal agents to Chicago.
A gun buyback program at St. Sabina Church in Chicago produced at least 100 firearms.