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Prayer Service – World Day Against the Death Penalty

On this 19th World Day Against the Death Penalty, please join Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty and the Archdiocese of Atlanta for prayer and reflection on our Gospel call to promote mercy and justice.
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Archbishop Hartmayer Supports House Bill 485

Archbishop Hartmayer released a statement in support of House Bill 485.
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House Bill 485 Would Repeal the Death Penalty

House Bill 485 was introduced in February, 2021. If enacted, it would repeal the death penalty in Georgia.

A Catholic Perspective on the Death Penalty

Despite our horror and outrage at violent crime, and our desire to lift up and comfort the victims, we cannot deny that the death penalty is inconsistent with Catholic teaching. Please help us end it in the state of Georgia.

Execution Date Set for Donnie Lance

Just hours after sparing Jimmy Meders, the state of Georgia announced that Donnie Lance is scheduled to be executed at 7 PM on January 29th, 2019.

Clemency Granted to Jimmy Meders

Six hours shy of his execution, Jimmy Meders was granted clemency by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. His sentence was commuted to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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