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Dominican Sisters of Houston
Death Penalty - October and November
October 10, 2011

In December 1997, the Dominican Sisters took a corporate stance against the Death Penalty, which reads in part, "As women of faith, we believe in the sanctity of human life and in a merciful and forgiving God who offers the opportunity for redemption, change, and growth. Our compassion goes out to those victims and their families who suffer at the hands of accused and/or convicted criminals. However, we believe that the Death Penalty is an inappropriate response that seems to encourage a culture of violence."

On the evenings of executions in Texas the sisters gather in the chapel at 4:45 p.m. for prayers for the victims and their families and for those who are about to be executed for the crimes.

Execution Schedule:
October 27: Frank Garcia
November 9: Henry (Hank) Skinner
November 16: Guadalupe Esparza


With the Most Reverend Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza  

NOVEMBER 5, 2011 @ 10am

  We will pray for the victims of crime, prisoners, prison staff, Texas officials and politicians,
and for an end to the death penalty in Texas. Following the prayer service,
we will share a meal at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Huntsville.

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Website