Catholic Conference of Ohio
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Issues - Catholic Conference of Ohio

Disaster Response

Calls For Prayers, Care For Others After Tragic Shooting In Las Vegas

On October 2, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), expressed "deep grief" after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The full text of the statement follows:

"We woke this morning and learned of yet another night filled with unspeakable terror, this time in the city of Las Vegas, and by all accounts, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. My heart and my prayers, and those of my brother bishops and all the members of the Church, go out to the victims of this tragedy and to the city of Las Vegas. At this time, we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering.  In the end, the only response is to do good – for no matter what the darkness, it will never overcome the light. May the Lord of all gentleness surround all those who are suffering from this evil, and for those who have been killed we pray, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them."

Pope Francis’ Prayer For Peace And Protection From Violence And From Terrorism

A Call For Solidarity With Our Brothers And Sisters Impacted By Recent Disasters

The USCCB is working closely with affected local dioceses, Catholic Charities USA and St. Vincent de Paul

USCCB press releases in solidarity with hurricane and earthquake victims on Sept. 20Sept. 14, Sept. 12, Sept. 9, Sept. 8, Aug. 31, Aug. 29, and Aug. 27

Donate to Catholic Charities USA Disaster Relief Fund

Donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society's Disaster Relief Fund

USCCB Office of National Collections

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