(RNS) As the Senate prepares to take up gun control measures, Catholic bishops have urged new legislation in email blasts and Senate Judiciary Committee testimony. But among the Catholic faithful, there are many that oppose all gun control measures. Call them the NRA Catholics. By Aaron Schrank.
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“We as Christians are not going to go away until we have a culture of peace and reconciliation,” said Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, who presided at funerals for the victims of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last year.
(RNS) Many American Jews and others are fervently rebutting a claim made by gun rights activists: that gun control kept firearms from European Jewry, and made the Holocaust, if not possible, than more catastrophic than it would otherwise have been.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Dozens of the nation’s faith leaders said Tuesday (Jan. 15) that they’re ready to take on the gun lobby and demanded that politicians take quick and concrete steps to stem gun violence. By Lauren Markoe.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As bells tolled across the country on Friday (Dec. 21) in memory of lives lost in Newtown, Conn., religious leaders gathered outside the Washington National Cathedral to push congregants and Congress to prevent further gun violence. By Adelle M. Banks.
PRYOR CREEK, Okla. (RNS) A few dozen churches around the country offer gun classes as a way to reach out to non-Christians and attract new members. But after the massacre at Sandy Hook, such classes are facing fierce criticism. By Greg Horton.
(RNS) The shooting of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school is galvanizing religious leaders who have long supported gun control. By Adelle M. Banks.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service finds that Americans are generally divided about gun control, but certain religious groups are far from ambivalent. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) A Catholic priest has suggested that Satan may have driven accused killer James Holmes to open fire at a Colorado cinema, continuing the religious debate over a shooting that claimed 12 lives and wounded 58 more. By David Gibson.