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Death Penalty Issues Summary
of the
Florida Catholic Conference

Link to Death Penalty Video (In English)

Please link to the following documents in "pdf" format:

Catholic Bishops:  Neither Retribution Nor Deterrence Justify Death Penalty

Catholic Bishops Urge Clemency for Aileen Wuornos

Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida In Opposition to Constitutional Amendment No. 1

 

Bishops' Statements

Statements:  (2000-2009)

2002   Oct:   Statement In Opposition to Constitutional Amendment No. 1
2002   Oct:   Catholic Bishops Urge Clemency For Aileen Wuornos
2002    Sep:  Catholic Bishops:  Neither Retribution Nor Deterrence Justify Death Penalty
2001   Jan:    Plea For Mercy for Robert D. Glock II
2000   Dec:   Plea For Mercy for Edward Castro
2000  Sep:    Florida Catholic Conference Applauds High Court's Overthrow of Constitutional Amendment 2 on Death Penalty
2000  Aug:    Plea for Mercy for Dan Patrick Hauser
2000  Jun:     Plea For Mercy for Thomas Provenzano
2000  May:   Plea For Mercy for Bennie E. Demps
2000  Feb:    Plea For Mercy for Terry Sims
2000  Feb:    Plea For Mercy for Anthony Bryan

Statements:  (1990-1999)

1999  Dec:   Catholic Bishops To Legislators:  Say No At Death Penalty Special Session
1999  Oct:    Plea of Mercy for Terry Melvin Sims and Anthony B. Bryan
1999  Jun:    Open Letter To Governor Jeb Bush Urging Commutation of Death Sentences for Thomas H. Provenzano and Allen Lee Davis
1998  Oct:    Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida In Opposition to Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2
1994  Nov:   Letter to Christians in Florida
1990  Jul:     Statement Protection, Punishment, But Not Death

Statements:   (1980-1989)

1984  Nov:   Letter to Christians in Florida
1984  May:   Statement on the Execution of James Adams
1984  Jan:     Statement on the Execution of Anthony Antone
1983  Nov:   Statement on Capital Punishment

Statements:  (1972-1979)

1979  Jun:     Statement on Capital Punishment

1972  Nov:   Statement on Capital Punishment


Publications

Catholic Church Teaching on the Death Penalty - June 2002


Testimony

Governor's Task Force On Capital Cases  (Reviewing Racial Injustice, Mental Retardation and Role of Jury in Sentencing) - January 28, 2000


Position Papers

Death Penalty


Press Releases

2003 Press Releases

Florida Catholic Conference:  Spare Paul Hill August 25
Mercy Sought For Amos King  -  February 24

2002 Press Releases

Catholic Bishops Urge Clemency For Aileen Wuornos   -  October 3
Catholic Bishops:   Neither Retribution Nor Deterrence Justify Death Penalty   -  September 30
Catholic Bishops:  "Spare Amos King"   -  January 17

2001 Press Releases

Florida Catholic Conference Applauds Governor Jeb Bush and Florida Legislators for Banning Execution of the Mentally RetardedJune 13
Life Without Parole More Reflective Of Civilized Society (A Plea of Mercy for Robert D. Glock II) - January 9

2000 Press Releases

Life Without Parole More Reflective Of Civilized Society (A Plea of Mercy for Robert D. Glock II) - December 5
Death Penalty Not Justified When Society Otherwise Protected (A Plea of Mercy for Edward Castro) - December 5
Catholic Conference Appeals To Bush and DOC For Relief In Death Row Conditions - September 21
Florida Catholic Conference Applauds High Court's Overthrow of Constitutional Amendment 2 on Death Penalty - September 7
Bishops Plea Mercy for Dan Patrick Hauser - August 17
Bishops Plea Mercy for Thomas Provenzano - June 19
Retribution Does Not Justify Execution (A Plea For Mercy for Bennie E. Demps) - May 25
Catholic Scholars Plan Symposium on Death Penalty - April 4
Can Good Follow From Special Session on Death Penalty? - January 19

1999 Press Releases

Catholic Bishops To Legislators:   Say No At Death Penalty Special Session December 20
Plea of Mercy for Terry Melvin Sims and Anthony B. Bryan - October 21
U.S. Bishops Urge Catholics to Reject Death Penalty in Good Friday Statement - April 2

Links

Catholics Against Capital Punishment; Bethesda, Maryland:   www.igc.org/cacp
Community of Sant' Egidio; Rome, Italy:   www.santegidio.org/en/index.html
Death Penalty Information Center; Washington, DC:   www.deathpenaltyinfo.org

 

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