The Diocese of Grand Rapids’ Office of Communications issues the following statement from Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, in response to this weekend’s deadly shootings: (English | Español)
Pope Francis at Angelus prays for victims of U.S. shootings (Aug. 4, 2019)
Statements from the USCCB on:
El Paso (Aug. 3, 2019) | Dayton (Aug. 4, 2019) | Call for change in language and rhetoric of all Americans (Aug. 8, 2019)
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are among many that are calling for action to address gun violence. This is not a new stance of our bishops, who have long called for an approach of peace building to address gun violence.