Cardinal Dolan speaks on Newtown tragedy

Cardinal Dolan denounced the "culture of violence infecting our country" as Americans prepare for Christmas.

Adding his voice to the many clergy of various faiths who have deplored the violence that took the lives of 27 people in Newtown CT last week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan spoke of faith in the face of evil.

Cardinal Dolan, who is the Catholic archbishop of New York, said in a statement, "The shooting tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut wrenches the hearts of all people. The tragedy of innocent people dying through violence shatters the peace of all."

At this time, we pledge especially our prayerful support to the Diocese of Bridgeport and the community of Newtown as they cope with this almost unbearable sorrow. We pray that the peace that passes understanding be with them as they deal with the injuries they have sustained and with the deaths of their beautiful children."
 
Once again we speak against the culture of violence infecting our country even as we prepare to welcome the Prince of Peace at Christmas. All of us are called to work for peace in our homes, our streets and our world, now more than ever."
 
In the shadow of this shooting, may we know that God’s sacrificial love sustains us and may those pained so deeply by this tragedy experience that care in their own hearts."


Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. He is also a freelance translator.

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