August 7, 2019

Teen who died saving classmates in school shooting made a Knight

As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, the Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school.
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Archbishop Lori and Bishop Madden were among 11 faith leaders who described President Trump's Tweets about Baltimore as "demeaning and beneath the dignity of a political leader."
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When all you can do is pray

Every time there is a shooting—yet another shooting—I feel so helpless.
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Toni Morrison, author baptized Catholic as child, dies at age 88

She originally named Chloe Ardelia Wofford. Her first name change is directly linked to when she became Catholic at age 12 and chose the name Anthony, after St. Anthony of Padua as her confirmation name.
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One cheer for George Will’s ‘The Conservative Sensibility’

Will gets some important things right, but he gets some even more basic things quite wrong.
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El Paso bishop meets with victims of mass shooting, family members

The bishop of El Paso, Texas, met with the families of those who were killed and wounded during the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmart in the city where he serves, and in a statement following the meeting said his heart "was breaking," after seeing up-close the human aftermath of the crime.
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