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Statement in Response to the Redefinition of Marriage in Florida

Tallahassee (January 5, 2015) – The Catholic Bishops of Florida have issued a statement addressing the redefinition of marriage in Florida to accommodate couples of the same sex. The full statement follows: Tomorrow, with the expiration of a stay on a U.S. District Court ruling,

Governor Scott Urged to Commute Sentence of Chadwick Banks to Life in Prison Without Possibility of Parole; Prayer Services Held Statewide

  The Florida Catholic Conference urges Governor Scott to commute the sentence of Chadwick Banks, who is scheduled for execution on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Mr. Banks deserves severe punishment for the brutal acts of violence he inflicted upon his victims, Sandra Banks and

Vote with an Informed Conscience - A Message from the Florida Bishops about Voting in November

  Vote with an Informed Conscience - General Election, November 4, 2014   “We are called to bring together our principles and our political choices, our values and our votes to help build a better world.” Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political

Florida Bishops’ Conference urges Governor Scott to commute sentence of John Henry; community called to pray

The Florida Catholic Conference appeals to Governor Rick Scott to commute the sentence of John Henry to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Mr. Henry is scheduled to be executed at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, for the 1985 murders of his estranged wife, Suzanne Henry, and

Florida Bishops' Conference urges Governor Scott to commute sentence of Robert Hendrix; Community prays for the condemned, his victims, and an end to the use of the death penalty

    The Florida Catholic Conference asks Governor Rick Scott to commute the sentence of Robert Hendrix to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Mr. Hendrix is scheduled to be executed at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 for the 1990 murders of Elmer Scott, Jr. and

Florida Bishops Urge Governor to Commute Sentence of Juan Carlos Chavez to Life in Prison Without Possibility of Parole; Prayer Services Held Statewide

  The Florida Catholic Conference urges Governor Rick Scott to commute the sentence of Juan Carlos Chavez, scheduled for execution February 12. Mr. Chavez deserves to be punished for the brutal acts of violence he inflicted upon his victim, Jimmy Ryce. Life in prison without the

Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

  Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade January 22, 2014   “Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who even before he was born,

Catholic Bishops of Florida Urge Governor Scott to Spare the Life of Marshall Gore; Invite Community to Gather in Prayer

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Michele M. Taylor Associate Director for Communications (850) 205-6817 mtaylor@flacathconf.org     Tallahassee (September 25, 2013) – The Florida Catholic Conference appeals to Governor Rick Scott to

Prior to Scheduled Execution, Catholics in Florida Pray for the Condemned on Death Row and the Victims of Their Crimes

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Sheila Hopkins Director of Social Concerns/Respect Life (850) 205-6826 shopkins@flacathconf.org     Prior to Scheduled Execution, Catholics in Florida Pray for the Condemned on Death Row and the  Victims of Their Crimes  

Florida Catholic Bishops Urge Governor: End Use of the Death Penalty

      Prior to the July 10 scheduled execution of Marshall Gore, the Catholic Bishops of Florida urge Governor Scott to commute his sentence and end the use of the death penalty in Florida. The statement from the Florida Catholic Conference follows:   “We urge Governor Scott to