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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

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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.

56% of Georgians Favor Replacing the Death Penalty

In a recent poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, 56% of Georgia voters favor replacing the death penalty with a sentence of life without parole.

Execution Date Set for Jimmy Meders

The State of Georgia has scheduled the execution of Jimmy Meders for January 16th, 2020 at 7 PM. If carried out, this would be the first person put to death in Georgia this year. Please plan to attend a vigil.
Marion Wilson

Clemency Denied for Marion Wilson

The State of Georgia has scheduled the execution of Marion Wilson for June 20th, 2019 at 7 PM. Please consider joining a vigil listed here.

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