Phoenix police arrest suspect in priest's killing
Catholic World News - June 16, 2014
Police in Phoenix, Arizona, have made an arrest in connection with the murder of one Catholic priest and severe beating of another.
Gary Michael Moran, a man with a history of violent crime, was taken into custody shortly before the funeral of Father Kenneth Walker, who was shot and killed at Mater Misericordiae mission on June 11. The pastor, Father Joseph Terra, remains hospitalized with serious wounds but is expected to recover.
Phoenix police had earlier said that they suspected the crime was committed by someone with a "violent nature" and a special animus against religious faith.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($33,425 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!