Tag: Parkland

In Parkland: Pain, grief are palpable

PARKLAND | The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland left all of America reeling, but at Mary Help of Christians Church and School, the pain and grief were especially palpable. The church, school and preschool are less than a mile from the high school and on the afternoon of Feb. 14 —… 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 »

Church’s Lenten observance dedicated to shooting victims, their families

PARKLAND | A parish community less than two miles away and directly impacted by the Feb. 14 school shooting at a Broward County high school is finding new purpose in Lent this year, according to the parish administrator. “We decided to hold Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent as is our tradition but… Read more »

Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

MIAMI | Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski urged community members to come together “to support one another in this time of grief” after a shooting rampage Feb. 14 at a Broward County high school left at least 17 people dead. “With God’s help, we can remain strong and resolute to resist evil in all its… Read more »