"Our government leaders tell us that granting the right to choose a doctor-prescribed death is compassionate and will comfort the elderly and persons facing terminal and chronic illness," he said.
With assisted suicide legal, LA archbishop calls for end of life care →
"His death is a deep loss for the Church," Archbishop Gomez said. "I am praying for him and his family. May the Virgin of Guadalupe, whom he loved so much, embrace him in her maternal compassion."
Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, who died in apparent suicide, mourned →