gun violence

Adorers’ Statement on Ending Gun Violence

We, the Leadership Team of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ of the United States Region, wish to publicly share our commitment to advocate for an end to gun violence and its root causes and to promote pragmatic solutions through significant and meaningful dialogue and legislation.

We support:

  • the dignity and value of human life;
  • the rights of individuals to lawfully own guns for protection and recreational purposes;
  • universal background checks on all gun purchases;
  • a waiting period before purchasing a gun;
  • banning assault-style rifles;
  • limiting access to all military or police-style guns;

Opinion: More Non-Violence, Fewer Guns

A version of this post was originally published as a letter to the editor in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. To read in original format, click here.

By Sr. Fran Schumer ASC

I am a member of a Catholic community of sisters who values life and non-violence. So it pains me to know of the gun violence that grips St. Louis, to learn of children and young adults caught in the crossfire of our gun madness.


How many more must die, or innocent bystanders be hurt? How many more parents must bury their 6-,