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Catholic Bishops of Florida urge Governor Scott to spare the life of Patrick Hannon; Floridians pray for an end to the use of the death penalty

      TALLAHASSEE, FL  – The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops urges Governor Rick Scott to spare the life of Patrick Hannon. Hannon is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. for the 1991 murders of Brandon Snider and Robert Carter. In a November 6

Bishops Urge Governor Scott to Spare the Life of Mark Asay; Floridians Pray for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael B. Sheedy Executive Director (850) 205-6820 msheedy@flaccb.org   Bishops urge Governor Scott to spare the life of Mark Asay Floridians pray for an end to the use of the death penalty   TALLAHASSEE, FL  – After eighteen months with no executions

Governor Scott Urged to Spare the Life of Oscar Bolin; Community to Pray for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Oscar Ray Bolin, Jr. is scheduled to be executed by the State of Florida on January 7 at 6:00 p.m. for the 1986 murder of Teri Lynn Matthews. If carried out, Bolin would be the 23rd Death Row inmate executed under Governor Rick Scott's leadership. Bolin is serving a separate death

Catholic Bishops Appeal to Governor Scott to Spare the Life of Jerry Correll; Community to Pray for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops urges Governor Scott to commute the sentence of Jerry Correll, scheduled for execution on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Mr. Correll is scheduled to be the 22nd person executed during Governor

Catholic bishops of Florida laud establishment of reflection period prior to abortion

  Tallahassee, FL – Late this afternoon, HB 633 was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. This new law ensures that a woman who seeks an abortion in Florida receives 24 hours to reflect on information provided by a physician before proceeding with the termination of her pregnancy. This

Florida Catholic Bishops praise passage of HB 7111 by Florida House Conscience Protection for Private Child-Placing Agencies (English)

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) applauds today's passage of HB 7111, Conscience Protection for Private Child-Placing Agencies, by the Florida House of Representatives. As noted in earlier debate in the House, FCCB echoes, "HB 7111 is a shield, not a sword."

Florida Catholic Bishops praise passage of HB 7111 by Florida House Conscience Protection for Private Child-Placing Agencies (en Español)

  La Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de la Florida (FCCB) aplaudió el 9 de abril, la aprobación por la Cámara de Representantes de la Florida de la propuesta de ley HB 7111, para la Protección de Conciencia de Agencias Privadas de Colocación de Niños.  Este proyecto de ley preserva la

Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on HB 7111, Conscience Protection for Private Child-Placing Agencies

  Tallahassee, FL (April 2, 2015) – The following is a statement from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops on HB 7111, Conscience Protection for Private Child-Placing Agencies, passed today by the Florida House Judiciary Committee:   HB 7111 filed by the House Health and Human

Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Even as we lament the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade that deprives the most vulnerable members of our society their fundamental right to life, we are heartened by the recent progress made towards the protection of the unborn child. We profoundly mourn the over 56 million unborn victims since

Catholic Bishops ask Governor Scott to Stay the Execution of Johnny Kormondy; Faithful to Pray for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty

Tallahassee (January 8, 2015) – The Florida Catholic Conference urges Governor Scott to commute the sentence of Johnny Kormondy, scheduled for execution on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Mr. Kormondy deserves severe punishment for