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 www.IWasInPrison.org.
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Additional References and Resources
- Webinar Slide Deck
- Brother Dale S. Recinella CV and Bio
- Death Penalty Information Center Fact Sheet March 2021
- Death Penalty Information Center Year-End Report 2020
Articles by Brother Dale S. Recinella
- Battling the Erroneous Use of Scripture to Support U.S. Executions
- A Death Row Chaplain Pauses to Weep at the National Lynching Memorial
- The Scorecard of Biblical Truth About America’s Death Penalty [print and fold brochure]
- U.S. Executions are a Regional Aberration
- You Can Fool All Of The People Some Of The Time
- Additional Articles, Interviews, and Videos featuring Brother Dale