Bishops Respond to Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

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The nation was stunned this week by another school shooting that left 22 people dead in the small town of Uvalde, Texas. On Tuesday, the accused gunman, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, opened fire in Robb Elementary School, killing 19 children and two teachers. In the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, the Archbishop of San Antonio, along with priests of the diocese began ministering to the community and offering Mass for the victims.  “Let us help one another to spark light and warmth,” Archbishop García-Siller said in a statement with the bishops of Texas

The USCCB also issued a statement, asking for prayers for the affected families and the community of Uvalde:

“There have been too many school shootings, too much killing of the innocent. Our Catholic faith calls us to pray for those who have died and to bind the wounds of others, and we join our prayers along with the community in Uvalde and Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller. As we do so, each of us also needs to search our souls for ways that we can do more to understand this epidemic of evil and violence and implore our elected officials to help us take action.”

May 27, 2022 - 3:56pm

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