Opportunity for Matching Funds
One of our members has committed $500 in matching funds. Whatever you contribute will be matched up to $500. This is a great time to contribute to our efforts to end the death penalty in California and in the United States. All contributions are fully deductible.
Letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, U.S. Apostolic Nuncio
May 14, 2015
The Death Penalty Ends in Nebraska
Why death penalty is dying a slow death
—George F. Will, San Jose Mercury News, Thursday, May 21, 2015, page A17
Marty Stroud, Prosecutor Who Put Innocent Man on Death Row: ‘Whole System Is Fatally Flawed’
Huffington Post Crime, April 1, 2015
Pope: Death Penalty Represents ‘Failure,’ Fosters Vengeance
—Frances D’Emilio, Associated press, March 20, 2015
Editorial: Catholic publications call for end to capital punishment
New Organization Formed to Oppose the Death Penalty
CLERGY AGAINST STATE EXECUTIONS (C.A.S.E.)
Mission Statement: We, Clergy Against State Executions, (brothers and sisters) come together to empower California’s diverse faith communities to end the death penalty through advocacy, education and prayer.
Pope Francis calls for the end of the death penalty as well as the practice of sentencing people to life without possibility of parole, “the hidden death penalty.”!!!
Rally at California Supreme Court
On October 10th, 2014 the San Francisco Bay Area CPF Chapter led a rally at the Supreme Court Building in San Francisco, California. This group focussed on the injustice of executing the mentally ill.
World Day Against the Death Penalty
On October 5th, 2014, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of CPF observed WORLD DAY AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY by hosting a demonstration on Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto California. Speakers included Father River Damien Sims, Rick Walker, an exoneree released from San Quentin’s death row, Mary Kay Raftery, mother of a murder victim (pictured below) and Gerard McGuire with California People of Faith.
Chris Lundin and the Raging Grannies provided musical entertainment. For more pictures, see Local Chapter Action page.