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Archbishop Hartmayer opposes scheduled execution

The Atlanta archbishop is opposing the execution of a man who has been on death row for 46 years.

New Vigil Information – Execution Date Set for Virgil Presnell Jr.

The state of Georgia announced that Virgil Presnell Jr. is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m.

Webinar – Catholic Social Teaching and Restorative Justice

This lunch hour presentation will look at Catholic social doctrine and restorative justice, as well as the very real impact restorative approaches can have in our criminal legal system.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty

On January 25th, Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty hosted a webinar entitled "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty." The webinar featured Brian Stull, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Capital Punishment Project and lead counsel on the Young vs. Georgia case.

Webinar – Not in Our Name: The Road to Abolishing the Death Penalty in Georgia

As we look toward the start of the Georgia General Assembly’s 2022 Session in January, the Archdiocese of Atlanta and Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty invite you to join us as we discuss the many roads to abolition and how you can join the movement to end the death penalty in our state.

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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Georgia Catholics Against the Death penalty educates Catholics on Church teaching about capital punishment and mobilizes action to eliminate its use in Georgia and around the world.  Read more.

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