Washington bishops endorse initiative to prevent gun violence

SEATTLE – The Catholic bishops of Washington state have endorsed Initiative 1639 on gun violence prevention. “Violent tragedies have become far too frequent in our communities and very powerful weapons are often too accessible,” the bishops of Seattle, Yakima and Spokane said in a joint statement released October 18.

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Recovering America’s moral tradition

Speaking at a memorial service for the five Dallas police officers killed by a gunman in retaliation for police shootings of blacks, President Obama rightly stressed the need for Americans to come together around shared values arising from “a common humanity and a shared dignity.”

Bishops, others offer consolation, resolve after Orlando shootings

WASHINGTON - Bishops of dioceses which themselves fell victim to mass shootings in recent years were among the flood of Catholic leaders offering condolences and consolation to survivors and family members of the victims of the mass shooting June 12 at a gay nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida.

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