Virginia Bishops Implore Laity to Resist Push for Assisted Suicide

Virginia’s Catholic bishops have raised concerns that assisted suicide could soon become legal in the state after legislation promoting the practice recently advanced in both the state House and Senate, with debate in each chamber expected in the coming weeks.

Richmond Bishop Condemns Deadly, ‘Callous Act’ of Gun Violence At Graduation Ceremony

“Words fail to fully express the trauma so many experienced yesterday, and the lives crushed because of it,” Bishop Barry C. Knestout of Richmond, Virginia, said in a statement the day after a June 6 shooting outside a Richmond public high school graduation ceremony. The shooter killed a graduating senior and his stepfather and wounded five others. Additional bystanders were injured in the melee.