Prison & Jail Ministries

Webinar: Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government.  For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses.  What does the Bible say about capital punishment?  Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment?

Featured Guest: Brother Dale Recinella, Chaplain, Catholic Correctional at Florida Death Row

Dale Recinella has been involved in reentry services since the late 1980s. For the last 21 years, he has been an outside chaplain for Florida’s death row and, with his wife, Dr. Susan Recinella, have ministered as a team during executions: he serving as spiritual advisor to the condemned and his wife serving as a lay minister to the condemned’s family and loved ones. They also minister to the families and loved ones of murder victims in non-capital cases. Mr. Recinella, who received a Masters in Theological Studies (M.T.S.) summa cum laude from Ave Maria University’s Institute for Pastoral Theology (2009) and law degree magna cum laude from Notre Dame University Law School (1976), is a licensed Florida lawyer He has appeared frequently on worldwide Vatican Radio, extensively addresses audiences nationally and in Europe, and with Dr. Susan, has raised 5 children and has 12 grandchildren. Visit his website at

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Additional References and Resources

Articles by Brother Dale S. Recinella