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About

CMN invites you to join in two Virtual Prayer Vigils as the federal government's prepares to execute William LeCroy (Sept. 22) and Christopher Vialva (Sept. 24). Together we will hold in prayer Mr. LeCroy's and Mr. Vialva's victims (Joann Lee Tiesler, Todd Bagley, and Stacie Bagley), their loved ones, and all those who will be impacted by these acts of state-sanctioned violence. 

Background

On July 14, 2020, the federal government resumed the practice of executions for the first time after a 17-year hiatus. Since then, the currrent administration has taken the lives of five people — more than doubling the total number of executions carried out by the federal government during the 57 years prior to the 2020 restart

Event Details

Virtual Vigil for William LeCroy
with Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, Sister Carol Zinn, SSJ, and Deacon Al Turner

Tuesday, September 22  |  2-3 pm EDT
RSVP via the form below to receive Zoom link

Virtual Vigil for Christopher Vialva
with Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Sister Addie Walker, SSND, and Jennifer Carr Allmon
Thursday, September 24  |  2-3 pm EDT
RSVP via the form below to receive Zoom link

***Often whether or not an execution is carried out comes down to last-minute — life or death — decisions. Please note: Even if an execution is placed on hold in the days/hours prior to its scheduled time, CMN's Virtual Vigils will proceed as planned.*** 

Sign Up to Attend

Register below for CMN's prayer vigils to receive the event Zoom link. (One link will be used for both events.) For questions, please contact Emma Tacke at emmat@catholicsmobilizing.org.