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Bishops call for prayer, sacrifice, policy changes in response to Dayton shooting

August 05, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: “We can never again believe that mass shootings are an isolated exception,” the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, joined by a USCCB committee chairman, said following the Dayton shooting. “They are an epidemic against life that we must, in justice, face ... We encourage all Catholics to increased prayer and sacrifice for healing and the end of these shootings. We encourage Catholics to pray and raise their voices for needed changes to our national policy and national culture as well.” Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati, in whose diocese Dayton is located, also issued a statement.

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  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Aug. 06, 2019 2:17 AM ET USA

    The presence among us of so many people who are willing to commit such violence might just have something to do with a half-century of failure by bishops and clergy to preach the Gospel, and by lay people to live it. Unless the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.