Archbishop Broglio issued the following statement on the tragic shootings at Fort Hood on Wednesday, April 2, 2014:
” Once again the people at Fort Hood are at the center of national attention and the focus of our prayers. On behalf of my Auxiliary Bishops, the priests, religious, and all of those who make up the archdiocesan family, I offer heartfelt condolences to the families that mourn the loss of a loved one. As believers we also pray for the repose of the souls of the victims and the assailant.
The remedy for this senseless violence can only be found in a more profound respect for human life, a deeper concern for our neighbors, a willingness to listen rather than to shout, and a reduction in the glorification of violence by our society.
I have been in touch with the Catholic priests who serve at Fort Hood to assure them of the solidarity and the prayerful support of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.”