Milwaukee cathedral holds prayer service in response to mass shootings
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Leaders from different religious faiths came together in Milwaukee Friday for a service of healing in the aftermath of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, and Gilroy, California.
Dozens of people filled the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Milwaukee for a service that organizers called "Love In Action."
"This is really at a tipping point, and we need to do something about this," said Anne Haines with the Milwaukee Archdiocese. "So we called it Love In Action, meaning we take the love in our hearts and put it to action."
The archdiocese is encouraging people who are in pain over these shootings to realize they are not alone.
"We hope that they take that you're not alone in your pain," Haines said. "That the victims are not alone, their families are not forgotten. We're kind of glad that it's a few days after, because we feel that these things tend to disappear in people's consciousness and in the press, and we need to keep this going."
Speakers at the service included Pardeep Kaleka, the son of one of the victims of the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek.