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General Election Data from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops

Response summaries for candidates running in the November 6 General Election are now available on the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops website at https://www.flaccb.org/2018cqp and are also linked below:   Response Summaries Diocese of Palm Beach (English) | (Spanish)   

Catholic Bishops Urge Governor Scott to Spare the Life of Eric Branch

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael B. Sheedy Executive Director (850) 205-6820 msheedy@flaccb.org   Catholic Bishops Urge Governor Scott to Spare the Life of Eric Branch  Floridians pray for an end to the use of the death penalty     TALLAHASSEE, FL (February 19,

Florida’s Catholic Bishops Mark 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ingrid Delgado Associate for Social Concerns/Respect Life (850) 205-6825 idelgado@flaccb.org   TALLAHASSEE, FL (January 11, 2018) – In their annual statement marking the January 22 anniversary of the U.S. Supreme

Statement of the FL Bishops on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (in English and Spanish)

                Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida on the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade January 22, 2018   On this sad anniversary, we invite deeper reflection on the outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. Instead of being a

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."