Gun Violence

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker donated a jersey and sent a touching message to the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, second from right in the family photo, the Catholic mother killed during a mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade Feb. 14, 2024, Ash Wednesday. (OSV News photo/Earl Richardson courtesy Knights of Columbus/screenshot/Facebook)

Chiefs Kicker Sends Jersey, Message to Family of Shooting Victim

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker donated a jersey and sent a touching message to the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the Catholic mother killed during a mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade.
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Lisa Lopez-Galvan, second from right, stands with her family in a photo posted to her Facebook account Sept. 26, 2022. Lopez-Galvan, a parishioner of Sacred Heart-Guadalupe Church in Kansas City, Mo., was killed Feb. 14, 2024, Ash Wednesday, during a shooting following the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory parade. (OSV News screenshot/Facebook)

Catholic mother of 2 killed in Super Bowl parade shooting

Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a Catholic mother of two and beloved disc jockey for the KKFI radio station in Kansas City, Missouri, was killed Wednesday amid a mass shooting following the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade.
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People in New York City protest gun violence as they cross the Brooklyn Bridge during the "March for Our Lives" rally June 11, 2022. (CNS photo/Eric Cox, Reuters)

Biden establishes first White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention

President Joe Biden is establishing the first White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention and has named Vice President Kamala Harris to oversee it, the White House announced.
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Bishop Erik T. Pohlmeier of St. Augustine, Fla., preaches from the pulpit June 10, 2023, during the diocese's Eucharistic Congress. (OSV News photo/Fran Ruchalski)

Florida Bishop Condemns Racially Motivated Shooting In Jacksonville

A Florida Catholic bishop condemned a racially motivated shooting that took place late Aug. 26 at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, saying, “Violence and bigotry have no place in our hearts or our society.”
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Baltimore City Police collected more than 300 guns during a gun buyback and resource event Aug. 5, 2023, at the Edmondson Village Shopping Center in West Baltimore. (OSV News Photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review)

Baltimore Archdiocese’s gun buyback effort takes 362 firearms off streets

Father Michael Murphy, pastor of St. Joseph's Monastery in Baltimore's Irvington neighborhood, is not sure how much of a dent an Aug. 5 gun buyback effort will make in the deadly violence that plagues cities such as Baltimore.
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A child's bicycle, seen in a still image from video, lies on a lawn as a police office walks down a residential street in Baltimore July 2, 2023, after a mass shooting at a Fourth of July holiday weekend block party. Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore asked for prayers for the victims after the mass shooting left two dead and injured more than two dozen others, most of whom were teens. (OSV News photo/Reuters)

Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Grief Ministry helps families affected by mass shootings

The Archdiocese of Baltimore's Grief Ministry is working to help the families affected by the July 2 mass shooting in the South Baltimore community of Brooklyn that claimed the lives of 20-year-old Kylis Fagbemi and 18-year-old Aaliyah Gonzalez.
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