By Rev. Fred Zagone, S.J., acting vice president for mission and ministry
Dear Marquette Community,
It is with great sadness that we again find the need to join voices to pray for healing at the time of multiple mass shootings in our country. This voice calls for peace and an end to violence throughout our land, in our city, on our campus, and most importantly, in our hearts.
We join with Pope Francis who, at the end of his weekly Sunday Angelus address yesterday, said, “I am spiritually close to the victims of the violent episodes—which in these days has bloodied Texas, California and Ohio in the United States, striking defenseless people.” He invited Catholics to unite in prayer for those who have lost their lives, for the wounded and for their families.
We pray for eternal rest for those who have died. We pray for the consolation of their families and friends. We pray for healing in our world.