World Day Against the Death Penalty is Tuesday, October 10. Join us in the morning for an in person prayer service at the Georgia State Capitol, or participate in a virtual prayer call in the evening.
Community news items related to capital punishment.
Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger, III, Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta, will celebrate a virtual prayer service on Monday, August 14 in observance of the Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, patron saint of prisoners and the pro-life movement.
This Lent, we will pray the Stations of the Cross for all victims of state violence, and reflect on the parallels between our modern criminal legal system and Christ’s own unjust conviction and execution.
Join us to hear Sabrina Butler-Smith share her story of wrongful conviction, six years of imprisonment and nearly three years spent on Mississippi’s death row before finally being exonerated in 1995.
In September, Pope Francis asked all people of good will to mobilize to abolish the death penalty. Now is the time for Georgia Catholics to mobilize for the protection of human life and dignity in our laws.
Georgia Death Penalty Abolition week is a 3-day event raising awareness and advocacy against Georgia’s flawed, costly and discriminatory capital punishment system.
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of September is for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty.
The Atlanta archbishop is opposing the execution of a man who has been on death row for 46 years.
The state of Georgia announced that Virgil Presnell Jr. is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m.
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.
Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty (GACADP) exists to promote a spirituality of respect for life that encompasses victims of violent crime as well as those at risk of execution for capital offenses.