The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities deplores the violence in the United States that continues to take innocent lives. We pray for the victims and their families, yes, but we also implore our lawmakers to act immediately — pass meaningful legislation to control access to guns, especially automatic weapons; address racism and the growing number of race-related crimes; and increase people’s ability to receive the mental health support so many desperately need.

May God be with us.

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities