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In wake of Connecticut shooting, Canadian bishops’ conference president rues violent culture

Catholic World News - December 19, 2012

In a letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops offered “heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathies” in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

“Our culture has become mesmerized and exploited by violence in its many dehumanizing and senseless forms. Its victims are not only the dead, the wounded, their families and the citizens of Newtown,” added Archbishop Peter Smith of Edmonton. “Each of us has been injured and hurt: every heart by the images of human suffering, every soul by the malice and cruelty at work in any act of violence.”

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  • Posted by: robertcampbell_78332 - Dec. 19, 2012 4:41 PM ET USA

    In a world in which the USA and other Countries adamantly object to some nations acquiring nuclear weapons, one must ask why? Is it not because they fear such weapons in the hands of a madman would be so destructive for humanity in general? Why then do they not realize that the gun laws of the USA place fearful weapons in the hands of insane members of their own society? Albeit, not so devestating as a nuclear holocaust, but what sane person in the world was not touched by Sandy Hook?

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