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Police: Priest Killed in Attack at Phoenix Church
boston.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | Katie Bieri

Posted on 06/12/2014 5:21:41 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana

Edited on 06/12/2014 5:42:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

PHOENIX (AP) Police say one priest was shot and killed and another was wounded in an attack at a Catholic church in downtown Phoenix. Sgt. Steve Martos says police received a call about a burglary at the Mother of Mercy Mission near the state Capitol shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: catholic; murder; parish; phoenix; police; priest
This is the traditional Catholic Church in downtown Phoenix (FSSP).
1 posted on 06/12/2014 5:21:41 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana
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To: Dr. Sivana

Pastor: Rev. Fr. Joseph Terra, FSSP
Associate Pastor: Rev. Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP

http://www.phoenixlatinmass.com/


3 posted on 06/12/2014 5:25:47 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Dr. Sivana

I’ve attended mass there while visiting Phoenix.

This is shocking and horrifying. What a terrible sacrilege.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 5:34:17 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Very sad news. Prayers up for Father Terra and Father Walker.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 5:34:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: vladimir998

Fr. Walker was just ordained in 2012.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 5:35:23 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

According to this report it is Fr. Walker (26 years old) who has died of a gunshot wound: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/phoenix-priest-shot-dead-another-wounded-catholic-church-n129266


7 posted on 06/12/2014 5:37:40 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Dr. Sivana

Welcome to the new Amereeka.
We greatly miss the one we lost-—she was sooooo much better then.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 5:49:34 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: vladimir998

Phoenix has become one of dangerous cities in the US. When are Americans going to stand up and take our country back?


9 posted on 06/12/2014 5:57:41 AM PDT by mrgreenfatigues
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To: Dr. Sivana

Lord, have mercy!


10 posted on 06/12/2014 6:06:38 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mrgreenfatigues

We are right on track to becoming a large city in a third world nation. This is what you hear about Columbia or some African country.

TY Obama.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 6:19:22 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Didn’t they just drop a bunch of illegals in Phoenix?


12 posted on 06/12/2014 6:20:26 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy
Didn’t they just drop a bunch of illegals in Phoenix?

Yup, we may find these are a couple of 17-year old "kids".
13 posted on 06/12/2014 6:21:31 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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I am willing to bet that the church was a gun free zone.

Gun free zones give violent criminals peace of mind knowing that their victims will not shoot back.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 6:21:36 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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I am willing to bet that the church was a gun free zone.

This was a night time break-in, and into the attached recory, not the church proper. I haven't seen any anti-gun signs on any Catholic church, though I tend to go to more conservatively oriented churches. I have seen armed church-goers, mainly police in uniform but also private security guards in inner city churches in New Haven and Rockford, IL.

Most priests, including traditional ones, do not personally carry, but that comes from an impulse unrelated to the 2nd Amendment. Traditional priests in the U.S. don't often have an animus against law-abiding gun carriers.
15 posted on 06/12/2014 6:27:45 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Dr. Sivana

recory=rectory (priests’ living quarters)


16 posted on 06/12/2014 6:28:19 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

No church I have ever been to has “no guns” signs. And I’ve been to lots of churches.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 6:36:18 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (There's only one reason for authorities to take the arms of good people.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

YOU ARE WRONG!

You don’t advance the cause by jumping to conclusions.

Missing a sign out front that reads “Open Carry Welcome Here” does not establish a “Gun Free Zone”.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 6:39:08 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Dr. Sivana

RIP.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 7:12:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Crime done POSSIBLY by the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS being dumped on Arizona by President Obama?
20 posted on 06/12/2014 7:45:03 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Unlikely that people from a Latino culture would kill a priest.

OTOH...


21 posted on 06/12/2014 8:46:30 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Dr. Sivana
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22 posted on 06/12/2014 9:48:04 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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bttt


23 posted on 06/12/2014 10:26:53 AM PDT by ELS
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To: Blue Collar Christian

Everyone I know who carries a weapon, carries it to church. Its something you don’t even think about...kind of like wearing socks.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 10:37:24 AM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: G Larry
In some states, churches are gun free zones by statute, whether or not they post a "no guns permitted" sign. I incorrectly assumed that was the case in Arizona.

I did a quick check on Arizona's gun laws and it appears that while guns are automatically prohibited in schools and certain other locations (e.g. power plants, polling places and correctional facilities) with or without a posted sign, a sign is required for churches.

So unless the church was also the site of a school (or a power plant, polling location or correctional facility) then it was not a gun free zone without a "no guns permitted" sign.

Of course, this is based on 5 minutes of research on the Internet, but everything you find on the Internet is true and reliable right? At least, that is what I read once on the Internet.

25 posted on 06/12/2014 1:03:19 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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