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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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12.2
Are Pro-Life Christians Responsible for the Shooting in Colorado?

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Memorial at the site of the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs

In Colorado Springs we’re mourning yet another mass shooting in our community, this time at a Planned Parenthood. Many claim that the rhetoric of the pro-life movement is too blame. Prof. Charles Camosy responds in The New York Daily NewsIs Pro-Life Rhetoric Responsible for the Shooting in Colorado? TCC’s own Melissa Musick responds in National ReviewOfficer Swasey’s Values. Pray for peace.

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10.5
TCC Radio: Oregon Shooter Seems to Have Targeted Christians

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People take part in candle light vigil following a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg Oregon

Above: People take part in a candle light vigil at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, where yet another mass shooting occurred last Thursday. On NPR a survivor describes how the shooter targeted Christians. Listen to her story, and watch a video about the need for gun regulation, which the US Catholic Bishops support, and more, after the jump:

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