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Pastoral support as you deal with yesterday's events in Washington

The events that unfolded yesterday at the Capitol in Washington have deeply disturbed many people. Even though we are operating remotely at Assumption this week, please know that the members of the Campus Ministry team are available for pastoral/spiritual support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us:

Campus Ministers
Deacon Paul Covino: pf.covino@assumption.edu
Brother Daniele Caglioni: d.caglioni@assumption.edu
InterVarsity Representatives: 
Scott Brill: s.brill@assumption.edu
Rachel Dean: re.dean@assumption.edu
FOCUS Missionaries:
Emily McCall: e.mccall@assumption.edu
Danny Payne: d.payne@assumption.edu
Grace Dietz: g.dietz@assumption.edu
Ben Marsh: b.marsh@assumption.edu
ALANA/First Generation Chaplains:
Andrew Mercado: a.mercado@assumption.edu
Brother Hugo Ballesteros: h.ballesteros@assumption.edu
Assumptionist Priests:
Fr. Roger Corriveau: rcorrive@assumption.edu
Fr. Michel Kalumba: michel.mbusakalumba@assumption.edu
Fr. Richard Lamoureux: re.lamoureux@assumption.edu
Fr. Chi Ai Nguyen: a.nguyenchi@assumption.edu

In addition, our colleagues in the Counseling Center are available for mental health support by calling 508-767-7329.

Hounds are stronger together!

Statement from Bishop Robert McManus, Catholic Bishop of Worcester
“I join with my brother bishops and all people of good will in condemning the violence which took place on Wednesday at the United States Capitol. This lack of respect for our fellow citizens, regardless of their party affiliation, is the greatest threat to our American dream. Please keep in your prayers members of Congress and all who are in authority as they work to restore order and public safety as well as lead our nation with respect for our nation’s laws.

“The election is officially over with the counting of the Electoral College ballots. I echo the words of our Bishops’ Conference president, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, in his call to recommit ourselves to the values and principles of our democracy and come together as one nation under God. I join with him in entrusting ‘all of us to the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. May she guide us in the ways of peace, and obtain for us wisdom and the grace of a true patriotism and love of country.’” 
Statement from Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

“I join people of good will in condemning the violence today at the United States Capitol. This is not who we are as Americans. I am praying for members of Congress and Capitol staff and for the police and all those working to restore order and public safety.

“The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of this great nation. In this troubling moment, we must recommit ourselves to the values and principles of our democracy and come together as one nation under God. I entrust all of us to the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. May she guide us in the ways of peace, and obtain for us wisdom and the grace of a true patriotism and love of country.”    

Statement from Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Catholic Bishop of Washington

“Our United States Capitol is sacred ground and a place where people over the past centuries have rightly demonstrated, representing a wide variety of opinions.  We Americans should honor the place where our nation’s laws and policies are debated and decided.  We should feel violated when the legacy of freedom enshrined in that building is disrespected and desecrated.

"I pray for safety – of our elected officials, staffers, workers, protestors, law enforcement personnel, and neighbors to the United States Capitol.  There are injuries and tremendous harm, including reports about the loss of life.  Together, we must intentionally pause and pray for peace in this critical moment. The divisive tone that has recently so dominated our national conversations must change.  Those who resort to inflammatory rhetoric must accept some responsibility for inciting the increasing violence in our nation.

"We are called to be a people of democratic values that respect the opinions of others, even when we disagree with them.  As people of faith seeking to bring our Lord into this world by how we live, we must acknowledge the human dignity of those with whom we disagree and seek to work with them to ensure the common good for all.”

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