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Rene Aguilar and Jackie Flores pray at a makeshift memorial for the victims of Saturday's mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Andres Leighton/AP)
Rene Aguilar and Jackie Flores pray at a makeshift memorial for the victims of Saturday's mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Andres Leighton/AP)

We begin this week as we have too many times before — with the pain and trauma of more mass shootings in America. More than 30 lives were cut short in two separate massacres in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, over the weekend. We discuss what it means and how we move forward.

Guests

Father Bryan Hehir, secretary of Health and Social Services for the Archdiocese of Boston, and professor of the practice of religion and public life at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Dr. Gene Beresin, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Executive Director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital. He tweets @GeneBeresinMD.

Rep. Marjorie Decker, Massachusetts state representative. She tweets @MarjorieDecker.

Heather Cox Richardson, professor of history at Boston College and author of "To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party." She tweets @HC_Richardson.

Marion Davis, spokesperson for the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition, which tweets @MIRACoalition.

This segment aired on August 5, 2019.

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