WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on today's shootings at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. The shooting has left up to two dead and more than a dozen others injured.
Cardinal DiNardo's full statement follows:
"Over the past two days in Kentucky and Texas, we have
witnessed painful reminders of how gun violence can tragically alter the lives
of those so precious to us - our school children. We pray for eternal rest for
those who have died. Let us pray, too, for the families, teachers and friends
who must now endure the suffering of losing those dearest to them. We stand in
solidarity with the children who face a long road of recovery from serious
injuries. May they find comfort in a loving community. As Christians, we
experience this pain as if it were our own. Let us reach out in compassion to
assist the grieving and may we move forward in greater resolve to treat one
another as children of God, so that unthinkable acts like this become more and
more rare and love more and more present in the world."