Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee offers our continued prayers for the students and teachers who have died as a result of gun violence this year, especially the victims of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th.
We stand alongside our students as we work to create a country in which the dignity of every human person is upheld and protected, and where students and teachers can attend school without fear of violence.
Even as we are confronted with grave evil, let us place our hope in the Risen Lord who transforms death into life and suffering into joy.
Sincerely in Christ,
The Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D.
Bishop of the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee
May 18, 2018