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Statement of Cardinal Cupich on this weekend’s tragedies

Today the Archdiocese of Chicago mourns and prays for the victims of yesterday’s gun massacres in El Paso and Dayton. We stand with their loved ones demanding an end to this deadly status quo. We reject the idea that living in America means risking being gunned down by a killer wielding an assault weapon designed for mass killing. We refuse to become inured to the horrible idea that families must calculate the risk of violent death when considering how to spend a summer weekend. We cannot tolerate a society in which parents have to wonder whether the child they dropped off in the morning will become another statistic or if their own lives will end that day in their place of work. Mass shooti

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