Peace Dove

BY CHRIS KERRJuly 20, 2012

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
-Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

In response to the horrific acts of violence in Aurora, Colorado today (7/20/12)  we offer a few resources on gun violence and Catholic teaching on this issue which can be found below.  As a network of individuals and institutions committted to justice and peace, we join the entire country in praying for the victims, their families, and those who committed these acts.

Peace Dove

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – Statements Regarding Gun Control and Gun Violence
http://nccbuscc.org/sdwp/national/criminal/gunsample.shtml

National Institute of Justice – Gun Violence Statistics
http://www.nij.gov/nij/topics/crime/gun-violence/welcome.htm

1/14/11 – Gun control: Church firmly, quietly opposes firearms for civilians (U.S. Catholic)
http://www.uscatholic.org/news/2011/01/gun-control-church-firmly-quietly-opposes-firearms-civilians

1/11/11 – Catholic Bishops Favor Gun Control But Who Knows It?
http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/catholic-bishops-favor-gun-control-who-knows-it

An Ignatian Prayer for Peace (Source: Canisius College Campus Ministry)
http://www.canisius.edu/mission/peaceprayer.asp

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral; returning violence with violence only multiplies voilence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.”          

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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