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By John Andrews

 Trenna and Damian Meins had always shared a concern about gun violence and how it is addressed in the law. Sometimes their view was a cause of tension among friends and extended family who saw the gun issue differently, she recalls.

Read more: Meins family carries on with faith and advocacy

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNA/EWTN News)—Bishops in the United States called on Catholics to pray for elected officials following the 2016 presidential election, and exhorted them to work for unity and to promote the common good.

 “Now is the moment to move toward the responsibility of governing for the common good of all citizens,” stated Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, then president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, following Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s electoral victory.

Read more: Bishops call for healing, unity following Donald Trump’s election as president

 The Diocese of San Bernardino is joining in a nationwide effort of the Church to address fear and uncertainty among immigrant communities following the Nov. 8 election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

Read more: Church expresses solidarity, support for immigrant families following election

 In response to divisions that emerged from the presidential campaign and in support of healing and hope for the country, Bishop Gerald Barnes is asking parishes of the Diocese to participate in a one-day fast during the final 18 days leading up to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

Read more: Bishop Barnes calls for prayer and fasting before inauguration

 Bishop Gerald Barnes issued the following statement following the Presidential election:

 Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 We have just come through what is probably the most divisive and bitter presidential campaign in memory. Our democratic process has concluded and we offer our prayers for our new President-Elect Mr. Donald Trump. We ask God to guide him in his leadership that he will make decisions for the Common Good of the people and always recognizing the Dignity of Every Human Life.

Read more: Bishop Barnes post-election letter urges healing, expresses solidarity with immigrants

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