Statement from Bishop Robert Gruss regarding the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

"My heart aches for the parents and families of the 19 children and two teachers who tragically lost their lives in yesterday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. As the U.S. Bishops shared in their statement, 'There have been too many school shootings, too much killing of the innocent.'

"I ask you to please join me in praying for all who have died, all who are injured and all who must now bear the incredible wound of a life without their beloved.

"We ask the Lord to pour his tender love and mercy into the suffering hearts of those who are mourning as we cling to our belief in his promise of eternal life."