MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Catholic bishops are urging parishioners to keep their concealed weapons out of church.

The state’s five bishops issued a statement Monday saying they won’t mandate churches prohibit concealed weapons but want parishioners not to carry them into churches as a sign of reverence.

They want local pastors to consider that Catholic teachings stress non-violent conflict resolution and Catholic churches have a long tradition of serving as sanctuaries for people fleeing violence as they decide whether to allow concealed weapons or ban them.

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Comments (8)
  1. G Dog says:

    And no beer instead of wine at communion.

  2. Dave says:

    First keep pedophiles out, then we’ll talk about not bringing guns.

  3. Dale Gribble says:

    Typical liberal traitors. Jesus loves you, but he loves you more if you support the 2nd Amendment. These idolaters hate America and betray our rights.

    1. Deep Thinker says:

      blah blah blah, it always comes back to liberals with you….give it a break & grow up

    2. Guns4ever says:

      Jesus may love me but I love my gun more.

  4. Patrick PatPat Lilja says:

    Again, I ask…why do we need to have guns everywhere?

  5. Rags says:

    I’d say pedophiles in church are a greater danger than law-abiding licensed gun owners.

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