Pray For Life

Published on Sep 23rd, 2011 by Austin Keith | 0
Governor Rick Scott Authorized Execution Date for Manuel Valle
Florida Governor Rick Scott has authorized a new execution date for Manuel Valle. The State of Florida will execute Valle on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. for the killing of Coral Gables Police Officer, Louis Pena, 33 years ago.Manuel Valle still has an appeal pending in Federal court in Jacksonville and the U.S. Supreme Court. The date of Sept. 28 is the beginning of Rosh Hashanah. See related story from National Catholic Reporter.
In an August 3, 2011 letter to Governor Rick Scott, the bishops of Florida urged the governor to stay the execution of Manuel Valle. Non-lethal means of punishment protect society and respect the life of all persons, even those  who have done great harm.

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Diocese of St. Augustine encourages members of the community to join them for a prayer vigil for the execution of Manuel Valle in the following locations on Wednesday, Sept. 28:
Duval County Courthouse, 330 E. Bay Street, Jacksonville
Prayer Vigil from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Signs will be provided or bring your own. Stand up for an end to the death penalty.
Contact: Jackie Gunning at (904) 449-3328 or email:

Flagler County, Flagler County Courthouse, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell
Prayer Vigil from 3-4:30 p.m.
Contact: Jackie Morelewicz at (386) 986-3146 or email:
St. Johns County, St. Augustine Beach City Hall, corner of A1A and 16th Street
Prayer Vigil from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Signs will be provided or bring your own. “We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing.”
Contact: Judy Sharpe at (904) 501-2632 or email: