Referring to the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting and the San Bernardino shooting, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement in which …
I hope this statement touches the hearts of all, and that Catholics don’t think the Bishops are speaking of others. We see many (certainly, thankfully, not all) Catholics who’s fear and anger has turned to hatred and discrimination. This hatred and discrimination may not be blatant, but its there in veiled speech and lack of compassion.’
What we often miss is the truth that “words kill”. While the words uttered may not call for violence, sometimes they are used by weaker people to justify dangerous actions.
Agreed. For example, one could easily read in the above post plenty of hatred, discrimination, and lack of compassion in veiled speech towards those with a different viewpoint.