“The healing power of Jesus goes beyond our physical wounds but touches every level of our humanity: physical, emotional, social, spiritual… Jesus calls us to remain fervent in our protection of life and human dignity and to pray unceasingly for peace in our world.”
Orlando Bishop John G. Noonan
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida on Sunday. We pray for peace and hope that mercy and healing will be found by all those affected by this senseless violence.
“I appeal forcefully to all those who sow violence and death by force of arms: in the person you today see simply as an enemy to be beaten, discover rather your brother or sister, and hold back your hand! Give up the way of arms and go out to meet the other in dialogue, pardon and reconciliation, in order to rebuild justice, trust, and hope around you!”
Pope Francis, Jan. 1, 2014