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July 17, 2020
Stop Federal Executions
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued an action alert in response to the federal government's resumption of federal executions after a 17-year hiatus. As Pope Francis has made clear, the death penalty is inadmissible as an affront to the Gospel and the dignity of human life.
The Catholic bishops have expressed their opposition to the death penalty for decades , and have raised their voices against the death penalty several times since the resumption of federal executions was announced.
  • Last July, Bishop Dewane called on the administration to abandon plans to resume federal executions.
  • Archbishop Coakley, Archbishop Gregory, and Bishop Dewane participated in a roundtable discussion for the World Day Against the Death Penalty in October.
  • Archbishop Coakley called on Attorney General Barr and President Trump to reverse course on the executions after the Supreme Court declined to hear the appeals of death row inmates in June.
Several other Catholic bishops have spoken out against the executions across the country. To send your message and to see additional resources, please go to the USCCB Action Alert .
Please join bishops across the country in telling Attorney General Barr to stop the executions because they undermine human dignity.
Thank you for upholding the sanctity of all human life!