My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ.
Today we join the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in offering our sincere prayers for the repose of the souls of all the victims who died from the senseless act of violence at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.
We pray for the protection of our youth and young adults, as well as for all who mourn those who lost their lives today.
May God grant all His mercy, and may Our Blessed Mother, Mary, keep them in the mantle of her maternal love and care.
Sincerely in Christ,
The Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D.
Bishop of the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee