“May the death penalty, an unworthy punishment still used in some countries, be abolished throughout the world.” (Pope John Paul II, July 9, 2000)

 

“…the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person”, (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2267)

 

Florida’s bishops are urging the governor to stop the execution of Gary Bowles scheduled for August 22nd. Please join our bishops by contacting Governor DeSantis and urge him to halt the August 22 execution and all future executions. Ask him to instead commute the sentences of all prisoners on death row to life in prison without parole.

 

Phone: (850) 488-7146

Write: Governor Ron DeSantis

The Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399

To email, visit: FLGOV.com/Email-The-Governor

 

For more information or to contact our parish Justice Commission, Bob Meehan can be reached at bob@meehan.net or 727-403-7753.