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The torso of a man pulling a silver-and-black handgun from under his jacket, on a city street with several pedestrians visible behind him.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Firmin DeBrabander
The Supreme Court has thrown out even widely accepted and eminently sensible restrictions on guns. It is time for the U.S. bishops to call out the lawmakers and judges who enable our culture of violence.
FaithFaith in Focus
Britt Luby
I have heard it said that if the public could see the physical images of violence after a shooting, perhaps we would all be more fervent in our demand for radical change. I have seen it. Must I make you look, too?
FaithFaith in Focus
James Cappleman
The guys caught up in gang violence were yearning for respect, as all people deserve, and gaining a grasp on their perspective was God’s lesson for me.
Children from The Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville, Tenn., hold hands as they are taken to a reunification site at the Woodmont Baptist Church after a deadly shooting at their school on Monday, March 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Kevin Hargaden
I was a teenager at the time of the Columbine High School shooting. No one could mistake suburban Dublin for anyone’s utopia, but even then my friends and I could recognize that we might as well live in a different galaxy.
People sit in pews at Catholic Mass service as Bishop J. Mark Spalding in purple vestments consecrates the Eucharist in the background.
Politics & SocietyNews
Katie Peterson - OSV News
Nashville Bishop J. Mark Spalding celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of the Incarnation on March 27 to pray for the victims of the school shooting that morning at The Covenant School.
The pope, wearing red garments, bows his head in prayer
Justin McLellan – Catholic News Service
The pope prayed that “all who honor his memory will be confirmed in the resolve to reject the ways of violence and overcome evil with good.”