Diocese of Worcester Statement on Violence in DC

January 7, 2021
WORCESTER —Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s violence in the United States Capitol:
“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.’”