Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia signed a bill on Wednesday that officially ended the death penalty in Virginia. Twenty-two states have banned the death penalty before, but Virginia becomes the first one in the South to abolish capital punishment.
August 12 marks two years since white supremacist James Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, Virgina, killing 32-year old activist Heather Heyer.
Dear Editor: As a convert and faithful Catholic, I was happy to see America’s Catholic bishops bravely speaking out in their condemnation of the reported racism of those who were neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia.