January 15, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The bishops of Florida have issued a statement acknowledging the anniversary of the January 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling by the United States Supreme Court. As a result of this radical decision to lawfully allow the termination of a child in the womb, an estimated 55 million unborn children have been deprived of life. While recognizing that recent protections for the unborn and the decline in abortions performed in Florida provide reasons for hope, the bishops state, "we will not rest in our efforts until the day when the unborn child achieves full legal recognition and protection of law, from the moment of conception." The full statement follows:
January 8, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Michael B. Sheedy has assumed the position of executive director for the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, effective January 1, 2014. He was appointed to the position by the bishops of Florida upon the retirement of D. Michael McCarron.
January 3, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Catholic bishops of Florida appeal to Governor Scott to spare the life of Askari Muhammad, formerly known as Thomas Knight, scheduled to be executed January 7, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. near Starke, FL. We express our most profound sympathies to the loved ones of the victims who were tragically killed as a result of his actions: Lillian Gans, Sydney Gans, and Officer Richard Burke.