My heart is broken for the people of Uvalde. When I served as auxiliary bishop of San Antonio, I often visited Sacred Heart Parish and School in Uvalde. The pastor there is a dear friend and native of Uvalde. I am holding the dear people close in my heart and prayers.
Bishop Oscar Cantú
Statement of USCCB on School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas
MAY 24, 2022
WASHINGTON – In response to the news of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas reported this afternoon, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offered the following statement from its spokesperson, Chieko Noguchi, director of public affairs.
“There have been too many school shootings, too much killing of the innocent. Our Catholic faith calls us to pray for those who have died and to bind the wounds of others, and we join our prayers along with the community in Uvalde and Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller. As we do so, each of us also needs to search our souls for ways that we can do more to understand this epidemic of evil and violence and implore our elected officials to help us take action.”