This past weekend, our country has once again suffered terrible tragedy in the form of a violent attack in Pittsburgh. Today, I ask the faithful of the Diocese of Joliet to join me in prayer for all those affected by this horrible event at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Such acts of violence, especially those motivated by political, racial or religious intolerance must be confronted by people of all faiths, united as one community.

May God’s grace bring comfort and healing to the victims and families, and renew in our nation a deeper respect for the human dignity of all.

Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet