Statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on the shootings in Half Moon Bay and Monterey Park

In response to the shootings in Half Moon Bay and Monterey Park, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone released the following statement.

“The recent shootings in Monterey Park (Los Angeles County) and now in Half Moon Bay remind us of how fragile human life is, but also how precious human life is. We must never take human life for granted. We must never take out our aggressions and our frustrations on others, especially in any form of violence. Yes, we need to come together to pray, and we pray for the victims, their families, the perpetrator, but we need to pray all the time. Not just during these moments of great tragedy, but all the time. We need to reclaim God at the center of our lives. He is the one who will grant us His peace.”