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Religion Prof Phyllis Zagano on Gun Control in Church

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“Priests and Guns”

National Catholic Reporter

In her latest blog, Dr. Zagano recounts a tragic incident in Phoenix where a priest – armed with a gun – went out to confront an intruder. His gun was apprehended by the perpetrator and fired at another priest, who died. Dr. Zagano expresses multiple concerns: Namely, why did the priest have a gun? One might think that it should be inferred that priests shouldn’t carry firearms, but is this something the Church now needs to spell out?

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