Tag: gun violence

Walkout turns into ‘walk up’ at Miami school

Tied to Parkland by geography, students choose heart as symbol of their call to action   FORT LAUDERDALE | They turned their fear into prayer and their anger into action. One month after the deaths of 14 of their peers — and three teachers — at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, students in… Read more »

How some Catholic schools approached the National School Walkout over guns

Denver, Colo. |  On Wednesday, thousands of students throughout the United States walked out of classrooms as part of National School Walkout, a demonstration calling for safer schools and increased gun control, in the wake of the February high school shooting that left 17 Florida students dead. Many of the walkouts were planned to last… Read more »

Parkland remembrance turns personal for Pace High student

At school walkout in memory of victims, students also told you are not ‘too young’   MIAMI GARDENS | On the morning of March 14, hundreds of students, faculty and staff of Msgr. Edward Pace High School lined up along the track of Jones Field at the Spartan football stadium. They joined in solidarity with… Read more »

Time is now to address gun violence in ‘comprehensive way,’ say bishops

WASHINGTON | The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees said it is long past time for the nation’s leaders to come up with “common-sense gun measures as part of a comprehensive approach to the reduction of violence in society and the protection of life.” The U.S. Catholic bishops have advocated for such measures for decades… Read more »

Catholics urge political leaders to take steps to curb gun violence

WASHINGTON | In a Feb. 28 open letter to President Donald Trump and members of Congress, Jesuit Father Michael Sheeran, president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, urged U.S. leaders to listen to the teens who survived the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and help them “fix this” plague of gun violence in our… Read more »

U.S. bishops who’ve seen gun violence up close call for end to ‘madness’

WASHINGTON | Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput knows all too well the pain left behind after incidents like the 2018 Valentine’s Day shooting that has so far taken 17 lives at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. As archbishop in Denver, he took part in the funerals of Catholic high school students killed… Read more »