U.S. Bishop Chairmen Speak Out Against Sept. 2020 Federal Executions

(Washington, DC) Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement in response to the federal executions scheduled this week:

Prayer for God's Justice, Mercy, and Compassion

An Original Prayer by Sr. Addie Lorraine Walker, SSND

Sr. Addie Walker, SSND, wrote and shared the following prayer in honor of the Virtual Prayer Vigil held for Christopher Vialva on Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2020. Mr. Vialva was executed hours later by the federal government.

As you say this prayer, whether in solitude or with others, we invite you to remember all persons impacted by the death penalty.

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