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Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of Richmond died at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond late Aug. 17 from heart and kidney failure. He was 75.
Virginia Catholic Conference reissues statement by Bishops DiLorenzo and Burbidge: "Our broken world cries out for justice, not the additional violence of vengeance the death penalty will exact."
The Virginia bishops said they "welcome with gratitude" the April 20 decision by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz.
NCR Today: Days after the vice presidential candidate expressed hope that the church may someday alter its teachings toward same-sex marriage, several bishops are saying not so fast.