BISHOPS CALL FOR PRAYERS OVER THE TRAGIC SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS
The nation suffered its deadliest mass shooting which took the lives of over 50 people in Las Vegas. As a nation we mourn the victims of this tragic violence and the wounded families. Cardinal DiNardo, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, offered the following statement:
We woke this morning and learned of yet another night filled with unspeakable terror, this time in the city of Las Vegas, and by all accounts, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. My heart and my prayers, and those of my brother bishops and all the members of the Church, go out to the victims of this tragedy and to the city of Las Vegas. At this time, we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering. In the end, the only response is to do good – for no matter what the darkness, it will never overcome the light. May the Lord of all gentleness surround all those who are suffering from this evil, and for those who have been killed we pray, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.