Tennessee Bishops Condemn Execution of Stephen Michael West

August 15, 2019

In conjunction with the Tennessee Catholic Public Policy Commission, Tennessee Bishops Richard Stika, Mark Spalding, and David Talley released a statement  August 15, 2019 condemning the scheduled execution for the same day of Stephen Michael West. 

The three bishops, representing the state’s three dioceses of Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis, said the death penalty “contributes to the growing disrespect for human life and continues a cycle of violence in society.”

Click here to read the full statement.