Archbishop for Military Services Responds to Shooting

"Somehow we must restore the notion of respect for life into the fabric of the Nation"

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Archbishop Timothy Broglio, archbishop for the Military Services, issued the following statement today on the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.

Archbishop Broglio said:

"With all people of good will, I am shocked and deeply saddened by the terrible loss of life this morning at the Navy Yard.  I have often visited and celebrated the Eucharist there.  It is a familiar place.   I also prayed for the victims, the wounded, and their families at the noon Mass at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center.  Somehow we must restore the notion of respect for life into the fabric of the Nation.  When the uniqueness of the human person created in the image and likeness of God is universally recognized, the possibility of a mass shooting is more remote."

At least 13 people, including a gunman, died in today's attack.