Cardinal DiNardo statement re: Police Officer Shootings in Dallas

July 8, 2016

“The shooting of police officers in Dallas last night at the conclusion of a demonstration by peaceful protestors is deeply distressing. I pray for the souls of those who were killed and for their families as well as for those wounded and their loved ones and for all the citizens of Dallas.

Recent events of violence against African Americans by police in Minnesota and Louisiana are most concerning and these tragedies call for our prayer for healing and for change. It seems as though at times our hearts are stony and paralyzed. We need God’s spirit of mercy to melt them and reopen our hearts to the beauty of human life and to rebuilding human communities.”