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Catholic Leaders Urge ‘Both/And’ Response to Spate of Mass Shootings

Chandan KhannaSan Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller receives a woman as she arrives for the funeral mass of Irma Linda Garcia and Jose Antonio Garcia at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, Texas, on June 1, 2022.

While partisan voices emphasize focusing either on gun access or underlying cultural factors, several Catholic bishops and commentators point to the need to address both.