Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, California
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Miami, Florida
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia
Bishop of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon
Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas
Bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana
Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida
Bishop of the Diocese of Helena, Montana
Bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida
Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida
Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento, California
Bishop of the Diocese of Austin, Texas

"I am proud to join my brother bishops and Catholic sisters and brothers in signing this pledge to work for an end to the death penalty in our country. Our faith compels us to speak out on the sacredness of human life, even the lives of those who have committed serious crimes in our society."

Bishop of the Diocese of Orlando, Florida
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington
Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Bishop of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana
Bishop of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico
Bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, Utah
Bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, California
Archbishop of Diocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas; President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
President, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Bishop of the Diocese of Diocese of Venice, Florida; Chairman, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development

“I have signed the Pledge. Catholics and all like-minded individuals need to sign it; it is a pledge that will go about urging people to educate, advocate, and pray for an end to capital punishment. This pledge will provide an encouragement to parish priests to begin to talk more about the death penalty, not just saying the same thing every time, but to really bring it into the discussion.  It is a matter of life, so they need to be talking about it,” 

Archbishop Joseph Naumann
Archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas

"By resorting to violent punishment, when it is not necessary to protect innocent lives, the death penalty corrupts civil society. We need to surround the victims of violent crimes with love and compassionate support. The execution of those accused of perpetrating heinous crimes does not help victims, nor does it contribute to building a culture of life."