NOV 15th EXECUTION VIGIL

Unless the United State Supreme Court grants a stay of execution, the state of Florida, in our names, will kill Mark Schwab on Thursday, November 15th, at 6pm.

From 5:30-6:30 we will stand in silence at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius in Palm Beach Gardens to publicly witness our unequivocal opposition to State-sponsored killing.

A Service of Hope: Prayer Service on the Occasion of an Execution

Please wear dark clothing. Candles and a sign will be provided.

Talking points:

1. A decision to kill caused this terrible tragedy…more killing cannot repair the damage done. WE REMEMBER THE VICTIMS, BUT NOT WITH MORE KILLING

2. “STATE SANCTIONED KILLINGS DIMINISH US ALL” – US Catholic Bishops. Like abortion, Capital Punishment poisons our culture in deep ways that we can barely understand.

3. Florida’s Catholic Bishops have concurred that the death penalty has been discriminatory toward the poor, the indigent and racial minorities. In their position statement released in January 2002, they stated,

 “Capital punishment contributes to the escalating atmosphere of violence in our society and undermines belief of the inherent worth and dignity of human life.”

If the U.S. Supreme Court delays the execution, that information will be posted to this site as soon as I know, and the action will be cancelled. If the stay has not been issued by 4PM on Thursday, prepare to come to the Vigil.

A Service of Hope: Prayer Service on the Occasion of an Execution

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