Dr. Regis Martin, professor of Theology at Franciscan University and author for Crisis Magazine, writes  his thoughts on suicide.

It takes only four seconds to reach the water, the experts tell us, hitting it at a speed of about 75 mph. Death is usually instantaneous, although a few have survived the trauma, some of them even returning to get it right the second time. And while the death toll is impressive, what really catches the eye is the fact that, almost without exception, they are all pointing West, hurling themselves into the black expanse of the night.

Read the whole article at crisismagazine.com

About the Author

Dr. Regis Martin has been a professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio since 1988. Students eagerly enroll in his undergraduate and graduate courses, including Foundations of Catholicism, Grace and Virtues, and The Trinity.