11.10
Voters Reject Ballot Measures on Issues of Catholic Concern

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This was a tough election for Catholic concerns. Voters approved physician assisted suicide, kept the death penalty, and rejected environmental protections. More from NCR: Voters Reject Ballot Measures on Issues of Catholic Concern

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12.4
The Cost of Gun Violence in America & Prayer Shaming After The Most Recent Shooting

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California Shootings

“Every social justice movement in the U.S. has had strong supporters from religious communities.”

The US Catholic Bishops agree that gun violence is a life issue. People use guns to kill 33,000 Americans each year and injure over 80,000. The San Bernadino shooting was the 355th mass shooting this year. 336 days, 355 mass shootings. See the charts here: 13 Charts on Gun Violence in America. Mother Jones has the story here: The True Cost of Gun Violence in America. And read Emma Green in The Atlantic: Prayer Shaming After the Most Recent Mass Shooting in San Bernadino. Advent prayers for peace after the jump:

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10.10
To Gun Violence, Archbishop Cupich Says ‘Enough!’ & Many Evangelical Leaders Agree

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Blaise Cupich

It’s time to address the epidemic of gun violence in our society. Yet another aspect, of the culture of death. Archbishop Blaise Cupich writes in the The Chicago Tribune about the problem and the Church’s response: To Gun Violence, Archbishop Cupich Says ‘Enough!’ An Evangelical pastor, Rob Schenck, talks about why Christians should think twice before owning a gun after the jump:

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6.19
TCC Video: Gun control advocacy seen as moral endeavor by Catholic Bishops

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After the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina gun laws are again in the news. The U.S Catholic Bishops support national policies aimed at strengthening the regulation of firearms. Learn more, read a statement from the USCCB, and watch a video from Catholic News Service after the jump:

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