Guns

Law enforcement officers are seen in Kenosha, Wis., on Aug. 25, two nights after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. (CNS photo/Brendan McDermid, Reuters)
Kevin Christopher Robles August 28, 2020
Church leaders call for peace but also renewed efforts against racism during a week of protest and violence after a police shooting in Kenosha, Wis.
A law enforcement officer is seen outside of the North Brunswick, New Jersey, home of federal Judge Esther Salas, where her son was shot and killed and her defense attorney husband was critically injured July 19, 2020. Salas spoke publicly about the tragedy for the first time Aug. 3. (CNS photo/Eduardo Munoz, Reuters)
Lawyer Roy Den Hollander, who later committed suicide, has been identified as the shooter. Hollander has described himself as "anti-feminist." Mark Anderl, the judge's husband, remains in the hospital.
People hold hands in prayer Aug. 5, 2019, next to crosses in honor of victims of a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, two days earlier. A year after the deadly shooting, El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz has announced the formation of a group to address racism as a way to honor the victims. (CNS photo/Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters)
"We really believe that ceremonies of remembrance and times of prayer aren't enough. We also have to deal with the reality that led to those events on that day and were very clearly present in the mind and heart of the attacker."
Dan Anderl poses for a photo with Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen, N.J., in this 2018 photo. The son of New Jersey federal Judge Esther Salas, he was fatally shot at her North Brunswick home July 19, 2020. (CNS screen grab/St. Joseph High School)
Daniel Anderl was fatally shot in the heart when a gunman entered the family home in North Brunswick Township, New Jersey, on July 19.
Protesters burn U.S. flags during a protest in front of Trump Tower, Saturday, July 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
Ellen K. Boegel July 13, 2020
Branding “antifa” (short for “antifascist”) or any domestic association as a terror group is problematic, primarily because the United States “does not officially designate domestic terrorist organizations.”
Health service workers light candles during a vigil for coronavirus victims at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, on April 16. (Photo by John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx 2020)
Michael Rozier, S.J. June 25, 2020
As Americans mourn those lost to Covid, we should consider what we will consider the “new normal.” Michael Rozier, S.J., asks how we can avoid repeating our apparent desensitization to gun violence.