Statement from Bishop Edward J. Burns on Mass Shooting in Allen

With a heavy heart, I once again address the faithful in the wake of another tragic mass shooting. Like all of you, I am deeply troubled by the shooting in the community of Allen and the senseless disregard for life that has occurred in our community. The Catholic community is in unity and solidarity with the families who have lost loved ones in this tragedy.

 May God, our Heavenly Father, bring comfort and strength to all affected by this tragic event. We ask God to comfort our community, the victims and their families. We must work for an end to the violence.  We must pray for peace within our communities.  And, we must have the courage to stand up to the forces of evil and the culture of death.

Most Reverend Edward J. Burns
Bishop of Dallas