We gather at the capital rotunda after an execution for a Service of Remembrance

Where There is Darkness

Film screening - All Saints Cinema - 918 1/2 Railroad Avenue Monday, February 10 at 7 p.m. Rene Robert, a Catholic priest, devoted his life to helping the less fortunate. He was regarded as a “living saint” in the tight-knit community of St. Augustine, Florida. But when...

Newly conservative Florida Supreme Court may undo death-penalty ruling

From News Service of Florida:

More than 100 inmates condemned to death could face a major upheaval, as a revamped Florida Supreme Court ponders whether to undo a 2016 ruling that allowed nearly half of the state’s Death Row prisoners to have their death sentences revisited. With a conservative bloc of justices led by Chief Justice Charles Canady now in the majority, the court has begun the process of reconsidering whether changes to Florida’s death penalty-sentencing system should continue being applied retroactively to cases dating to 2002.

“In the Executioner’s Shadow” Screening

A film about justice, injustice and the death penalty.
Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7pm •  All Saints Cinema • 918 1/2 Railroad Avenue

Abolish the Death Penalty

A gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Columnist George F. Will in the Washington Post:

"Without being aware of it, Vernon Madison might become a footnote in constitutional law because he is barely aware of anything. For more than 30 years, Alabama, with a tenacity that deserves a better cause, has been trying to execute him for the crime he certainly committed, the 1985 murder of a police officer. Twice the state convicted him unconstitutionally..."

You have heard it said: Visit the imprisoned. But what about their guards?

From America: The Jesuit Review:

The patron saint of corrections officers, St. Adrian of Nicomedia, is said to have been a Roman officer astonished by the faith and courage of the Christians whose torture he was supervising. Legend has it that he declared himself a Christian and ordered his own name to be added to the list of those facing the death penalty, although he had not even been baptized.