- Cardinal Opposes Expanding Death Penalty For Terrorists (04-205)
October 22, 2004
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick has urged House and Senate conferees working on legislation concerning intelligence reform and 9/11 recommendations to report out a final bill without the expansion of the death penalty for terrorists.
- Cardinal McCarrick Urges Court to Halt Execution of Persons for Crimes Committed as Juveniles (04-139)
July 19, 2004
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has called on the United States Supreme Court to halt the execution of persons for crimes committed as juveniles.
- USCCB, Other Religious Groups, Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Affirm that the Juvenile Death Penalty Violates 8th Amendment (04-138)
July 19, 2004
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and 29 other religious organizations have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a lower court ruling that the execution of persons for crimes committed as juveniles violates the constitutional guarantee against cruel and unusual punishment.
- Bishop Fiorenza Urges President To Propose A Suspension of All Federal Executions (00-025)
February 10, 2000
The President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference has urged President Clinton to propose a suspension of all federal executions.
- Papal Appeal for Men on Death Row Sent to Arkansas Governor (99-199)
August 25, 1999
On behalf of Pope John Paul II, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States has written to Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, appealing for clemency for Mark Gardner and Alan Willett, scheduled to be executed September 8.
- Papal Appeal for Convicted Murderer Sent to Gov. Bush of Texas (99-190)
August 13, 1999
Acting on behalf of Pope John Paul II, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States has written to Governor George W. Bush of Texas, appealing for clemency for a convicted murderer, Larry Robison, who is scheduled to be executed on August 17.
- Papal Appeal for Man on Death Row Sent to Alabama Governor (99-180)
July 23, 1999
On behalf of Pope John Paul II, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States has written to Governor Don Siegelman of Alabama, appealing for clemency for Victor Kennedy, a convicted murderer scheduled to die August 6.
- Abp. Lipscomb Appeals to Alabama Governor for Man on Death Row (99-145)
June 17, 1999
Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb of Mobile has released the text of a letter he sent to Governor Don Siegelman of Alabama concerning a reprieve petition on behalf of Brian Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin was convicted of the 1977 abduction and murder of a 16-year-old girl and is scheduled to be executed June 18.
- Papal Appeals for Clemency Sent to Governors in Three States (99-142)
June 17, 1999
Acting on behalf of Pope John Paul II, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States wrote to the governors of Alabama, Texas and Virginia in recent days, appealing for clemency for persons scheduled for execution.
- Pope Appeals for Clemency for Oklahoma Man Set to Die June 3 (99-125)
June 2, 1999
Writing on behalf of Pope John Paul II, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States has appealed for clemency for Scotty Moore, an Oklahoma man scheduled to be executed Thursday, June 3.
- Death Penalty Issue at Catholic Justice Meeting; More than 3,500 Persons on Nation's Death Rows (99-120)
May 24, 1999
Noting the more than 3,500 men and women on death row, organizers of the National Catholic Gathering for Jubilee Justice have made capital punishment a key issue for their meeting slated for July 15-18 in Los Angeles.
- Commutation of Death Sentence Commended (99-016)
January 28, 1999
The President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/U.S. Catholic Conference today hailed the Missouri governor's decision to commute the death sentence of an inmate scheduled for execution February 10. Bishop Joseph A. Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston called Gov. Mel Carnahan's decision, which came after an appeal by Pope John Paul II during his visit to St. Louis, "welcome news and a true sign of hope."
- Catholic Bishops Oppose Execution of Texas Woman (98-021)
January 29, 1998
The Catholic bishops of the United States voiced opposition to executing Karla Faye Tucker, a Texas woman on death row, adding their voice to that of Pope John Paul II urging Texas Governor George W. Bush to show clemency.