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Bishop Dewane calls for action to address gun violence after mass shooting

Bishop Dewane calls for action to address gun violence after mass shooting

In the wake of a mass shooting that left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development called for American society to examine why such violent incidents continue to occur.

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Court’s abortion ruling ‘goes beyond Roe v. Wade,’ say Virginia bishops

Court’s abortion ruling ‘goes beyond Roe v. Wade,’ say Virginia bishops

The bishops who lead Virginia’s two dioceses blasted a federal judge’s decision allowing non-doctors to perform first-trimester abortions in the state, saying the ruling “goes beyond Roe v. Wade,” the 1972 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion virtually on demand.

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Bishops call Virginia effort to expand abortion ‘vicious,’ ‘horrifying’

Bishops call Virginia effort to expand abortion ‘vicious,’ ‘horrifying’

| February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Richmond Bishop Barry C. Knestout said the words “horrific, outrageous, vicious” were “in my heart” when he heard about a measure proposed in the Virginia Legislature to expand “the brutal practice of abortion.”

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Charlottesville’s Catholic students ready to heal wounds, chaplain says

Charlottesville’s Catholic students ready to heal wounds, chaplain says

| Carol Zimmermann | August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

After the weekend of mayhem in Charlottesville, Virginia, the town’s college Catholic community was wondering — like many others around the nation — what to do.

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Virginia carries out execution despite pleas inmate was mentally ill

Virginia carries out execution despite pleas inmate was mentally ill

| July 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Virginia officials executed a man convicted of killing a hospital security guard and a sheriff’s deputy despite the pleas of advocates who said the crimes resulted from severe mental illness.

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Bishop visits West Virginia’s flood-ravaged areas, where recovery is ongoing

Bishop visits West Virginia’s flood-ravaged areas, where recovery is ongoing

| Tim Bishop | August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston toured the flood-ravaged town of Rainelle July 25 to see firsthand the damage caused by the severe June 23 floods.

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