Day: March 9, 2013

Bishops begin to consider their response to gun violence

Bishop Ahrens spoke powerfully of her experience as a pastor and church leader in the days following the tragic shootings in Newtown. “There’s no one to impress when your heart is broken,” she said. “The cross reveals violence and speaks forgiveness offering new life. The love revealed in the life and witness of Jesus speaks to a peace.”

Catholic bishops oppose VAWA

Five key Catholic bishops are opposing the newly authorized Violence Against Women Act for fear it will subvert traditional views of marriage and gender. Meanwhile, a new Quinnipiac poll show that most American Catholics think their church is “out of touch.”