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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

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,