USCCB NEWS RELEASES

Recalling the Meaning of Advent, U.S. Bishop Chairmen Call for End to Executions
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, December 7, 2020

U.S. Bishops Renew Call to Stop Executions
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, November 18, 2020

Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen on Federal Executions Scheduled This Week
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, September 22, 2020

U.S. Bishop Chairmen Lament Additional Federal Executions
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, August 27, 2020

Bishop Chairman Calls on Administration to Reverse Course on Federal Executions
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, June 30, 2020

Chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development Issues Statement on the Death Penalty
Bishop Frank J. Dewane, July 30, 2019

Chairman Statement on the Planned Executions in Arkansas
Bishop Frank J. Dewane, April 13, 2017

USCCB Chairmen Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Cardinal Seán O'Malley Call for Recomittment to Bishop's Catholic Campaign to End the Use of the Death Penalty
July 16, 2015

News Release:  Cardinal O’Malley and Archbishop Wenski Welcome Supreme Court Decision To Review Protocols for Use of Lethal Injection
January 27, 2015

Bishop Blaire Welcomes Repeal Of Death Penalty In Maryland
May 2, 2013 Bishops Welcome Connecticut Death Penalty Repeal
April 26, 2012

USCCB, Illinois Bishops Laud State's Death Penalty Repeal
March 10, 2011 Bishops Urge Illinois Governor to Sign Bill Ending Death Penalty
March 3, 2011 Bishops Congratulate New Mexico on Death Penalty's Repeal
March 19, 2009 Bishops Urge NM Governor to Sign Death Penalty Repeal
Bishop William F. Murphy, March 16, 2009 Bishops Launch Major Campaign to End the Use of the Death Penalty 
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March 21, 2005
Bishops Commend Governor's Clemency to Death Row Inmates
January 16, 2003

LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS, LETTERS, AND STATEMENTS

Letter to Congress Calling for the End of the Federal Death Penalty
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
January 11, 2021
Letter to Senate on The Streamlined Procedure Acts of 2005
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio
July 13, 2005
Response to U.S. Supreme Court Decision Roper v. Simmons
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

March 1, 2005
Letter to Conferees on the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act
October 21, 2004
Letter to President George W. Bush on the Justice for All Act of 2004
Bishop Wilton Gregory

October 15, 2004
Supreme Court and Juvenile Death Penalty
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

July 19, 2004
101 Reasons to Abandon the Death Penalty
April 18, 2002

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