Florida Catholic Bishops

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Florida Supreme Court approves 15-week pro-life law, allows abortion amendment on ballot 

Apr 1, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The separate rulings uphold Florida’s 15-week abortion ban while also clearing the path for a proposal that opponents say could... Read more


Florida executes convicted double-murderer despite pleas from Catholic bishops

Oct 4, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Michael Zack had been convicted of two 1996 murders: He stabbed Ravonne Smith to death and later beat to death... Read more

Death penalty.

Florida bishops request clemency for death row inmate

Aug 2, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

James Phillip Barnes is scheduled to die Thursday, but bishops in Florida have appealed to Gov. Ron DeSantis for a... Read more


Bishops condemn Florida’s dropping of unanimous jury requirement for death penalty cases

Apr 24, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill April 20 allowing prisoners in the state to be sentenced to death without... Read more

Migrants in Mexico

Miami archbishop says Florida immigration bill criminalizes ‘empathy’ toward the undocumented

Apr 14, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A representative of all eight of Florida’s bishops testified against the bill last month, saying that such a law would... Read more

Voting polling place sign and people lined up on  electon day.

Florida bishops praise result as 1.5 million former felons get votes

Nov 8, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

On Tuesday Nov. 6, Florida voted overwhelmingly to amend the state constitution to return the right to vote to convicted... Read more