“Please join me in prayer for the innocent children and adults who lost their lives in Uvalde. Their families and friends have had their lives forever changed. May Our Blessed Mother, who lost her Child to violence, watch over and console them.
“Violent evil is stalking our land. Going to school, attending a house of worship, or running to the grocery store should be the most normal of activities, not a potential death sentence.
“God grant us the strength to do whatever is necessary as a society: convert our hearts to respect all human life; change legislation where necessary; provide better mental health outreach; and free us from hatred and discrimination.”
Bishop Alfred Schlert