FL Conf. of Catholic Bishops Statements

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     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     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

A Statement by the Bishops of Florida in Support of Immigration Reform

            “When an alien resides with you in your land, do not molest him.  You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; have the same love for him as for yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt. 

Florida Bishops Plea for Elmer Carroll, William Van Poyck and Marshall Lee Gore

  Does Society Really Make a Coherent Statement Against Killing by Killing? An Open Letter to Governor Rick Scott from the Bishops of Florida on the Pending Executions of Elmer Carroll, William Van Poyck and Marshall Gore   Dear Governor Scott:   We

Florida Bishops Plea for Mercy for Larry Mann

  A PLEA FOR MERCY FOR LARRY MANN       Tallahassee (April 8, 2013) – The Bishops of Florida appeal to Governor Scott for mercy in the case of Larry Mann, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6:00 p.m. on April 10, 2013. We must never

Florida Bishops Plea for Mercy for Paul Howell

    Florida Bishops Appeal to Governor Scott to Stay Execution of Paul Howell       Tallahassee (February 22, 2013) – The Catholic Bishops of Florida ask Governor Scott to stay the execution of Paul Howell convicted for the 1992 murder

Catholic Bishops of Florida Issue Statement on 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Contact: Sheila S. Hopkins Director for Social Concerns/Respect Life (850) 205-6826 Tallahassee, FL – The bishops of Florida have issued a statement to somberly mark the 40th anniversary of the January 22, 1973