- Aug 10, 2020
Catholic officials in Las Vegas say they have temporarily closed a church where a priest conducted Mass this week before learning he had tested positive for COVID-19.
The “tragic death” of George Floyd, an African American killed while in the custody of a white police officer, “has torn the scab away from the gaping wound of racism that still infects communities across the globe,” said Bishop George L. Thomas of Las Vegas.
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.”