Church Nativity features mass shootings

St. Susanna’s Parish in Dedham, Massachusetts, displays this nativity scene featuring a list of bloody mass shootings to get parishioners talking about gun control (Photo: screenshot)

A Catholic church in Dedham, Massachusetts, is showcasing a Nativity scene that features a list of the nation’s 16 bloodiest mass shootings just above the display of baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary.

St. Susanna’s Parish – described as one of the most liberal parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston – apparently wants to motivate its parishioners to take action on gun control.

Father Stephen Josoma told Boston’s WFXT-TV 25 that the church is hoping to motivate parishioners to take action on gun violence in the U.S.

“We were discussing the gun-control issue and how it seems to be stagnated across the country,” Josoma said.

“There’s cities, nursing homes, coffee shops, military installations, churches, theaters,” he said of the shooting locations prominently displayed on the wall of the nativity stable.

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