Presiding Bishop Lucey Issues Two Statements on Gun Violence

ANCC Presiding Bishop George R. Lucey, FCM, issued two statements in October and November in response to the mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, TX.

In the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy, Bishop Lucey wrote:

This kind of murderous violence, repeated again and again in our culture, bewilders our
minds and horrifies our spirits. Along with the psalmist (13:1-2), our grief compels us to
lift our faces heavenwards and cry, “How long will you hide your face from me? How long
must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my
enemy be exalted over me?”

The entire letter may be read here.

  • In writing of the tragedy at the Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, Bishop Lucey stated:

The senseless gun violence that infects the United States calls for renewed self-examination
and prayer on the part of everyone. But as a people called to evangelize, to bring to the
world the Good News of Jesus Christ, Christians are also called to act, in Christ’s name, for
peace and justice.

His entire letter may be read here.

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