The recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, shocks us into the reality of the gun safety issue in our country. We, the Sisters of Charity of New York, support the students at this school and all other schools who are standing up and making their voices heard in their cry for gun reform. As educators for over 200 years, we understand the concern of parents who send their children to school believing they will be safe. It is time for our elected officials to carry out their responsibility and listen to the voices of our young generation who are demanding prompt, enforceable action.

Our hearts grieve for the families of those killed and injured. We offer our prayers and join our voices with those calling for responsible reform.

Sister Jane Iannucelli, SC