Texas

James Bigby

Texas – March 14, 2017 Want to take action? Write the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for James Bigby. Use this sample letter or create your own. In Texas, the Governor MUST have the recommendation of... MORE

Texas Catholic Bishops call for abolition of death penalty

Texas Catholic Bishops call for abolition of death penalty

Statement released during Respect Life Month: Bishops say it is “undeniably” a pro-life issue and that death penalty “does great harm” to the common good. AUSTIN — The Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a statement calling for the... MORE

Texas Respect Life Flyer on the Death Penalty

 Choose Life: Help Texas Jurors Know the Truth About Death Penalty Sentencing Download this helpful flyer created by the Texas Mercy Project, an initiative of the Texas Catholic Conference.   Click here to download the... MORE

Rodríguez: Death penalty diminishes our humanity, undermines mercy

Rodríguez: Death penalty diminishes our humanity, undermines mercy By Bishop Plàcido Rodríguez Originally published by A-J MEDIA Recently, Pope Francis captured international headlines by appealing to Christians — and particularly Catholic governmental officials — to take the “courageous and exemplary... MORE

Archbishop Emeritus Fiorenza: We Need To Abolish the Death Penalty

The United States Should Abolish the Death Penalty, as Pope Francis Implores  By Joseph A. Fiorenza | January 19, 2016 “In his recent address before Congress, Pope Francis gave his support and encouragement to the call to abolish the death... MORE

Innocent Man Freed from Death Row

Alfred Brown spent twelve years in Texas prisons, awaiting execution, for a crime he did not commit. In June 2015, he was finally released after years and years of work from pro-bono attorneys and the attention of reporters from the... MORE

The Texas Mercy Project

The Texas Mercy Project

The Texas Mercy Project is an initiative of the Texas Catholic Conference to raise public awareness and provoke collaboration on the issues of criminal justice and the death penalty across the state. The goal is to bring about policy changes... MORE

Play Project Update - April 2013

Play Project Update – April 2013

By Greg Callaghan, Dead Man Walking Play Project Coordinator – April 15, 2013 – Spring is a busy season for The Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project. Three productions took place during March: Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, Calif.; St.... MORE

Play Project Update - March 2013

Play Project Update – March 2013

By Greg Callaghan, Dead Man Walking Play Project Coordinator – March 18, 2013 – The Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project and the Fetzer Institute are working together to bring students a new understanding of values of love and forgiveness... MORE

Texas’ San Angelo Diocese Brings a Message of Hope

Texas’ San Angelo Diocese Brings a Message of Hope

By Maria Huemmer, Communication Director, Texas Catholic Conference – November 15, 2012 – The San Angelo Diocese’s Criminal Justice Ministry is dedicated to bringing a message of faith, hope, justice, and reconciliation to all who are affected by the tragedy... MORE