- Feb 18, 2020
A suspect in the killing of a former priest has been returned to Las Vegas from Michigan to face robbery and murder charges.
A man being held in a Michigan jail was identified Tuesday as a suspect in the killing of a defrocked Catholic priest who moved to suburban Las Vegas after facing what the Church called credible accusations of sexual abuse in New Jersey.
The U.S. bishops are calling for a national debate on America’s gun policies and renewing their support for a total ban on assault weapons. Their newly released statement comes just two days after America’s latest mass shooting, where a gunman killed 26 people during a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Several of the victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas were laid to rest in the past week. During their funerals, people were praised for their heroism that night, and remembered for the joy they brought their friends and families. Assumption College put out a statement saying the mass shooting is a “harsh reminder of the darkness that attempts to consume the world in which we live.”
The angels were seen on October 2, not in majestic preternatural display, but through the selfless actions of good people who went beyond themselves and their own safety, turned to those around them, and sought to assist and protect their neighbors.
Cynthia Eriksson, who is part of the psychology program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, said drawing on Christianity to make sense of the senseless can help in situations of crisis and trauma such as what happened in Las Vegas last week.