Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Death penalty conference to focus on reconciliation

Published July 10, 2014

SMYRNA—Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty will have an informative gathering, “Restoration, Reconciliation and Forgiveness: A Catholic Perspective on the Death Penalty” on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the archdiocesan Chancery offices, 2401 Lake Park Drive in Smyrna. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The program’s nationally acclaimed speakers will take an in-depth look at the death penalty from the perspective of the Catholic faith, as well as the call for reconciliation and healing.

Guest speakers include Sister of Mercy Camille D’Arienzo, a contemporary of Congregation of St. Joseph Sister Helen Prejean and author of the audiobook “Stories of Forgiveness”; Florida attorney Dale Recinella, JD, M.T.S., author of “Now I Walk on Death Row,” and Amy Vosberg-Casey, JD, staff attorney with The Georgia Resource Center, a nonprofit law office providing free representation to death row inmates. John and Kimberly Starbuck will speak about forgiveness from the perspective of a victim’s family.

Mass will be celebrated at the conclusion of the seminar at approximately 3 p.m.

The cost for the day, including lunch, is $20 per person, paid at the door.

Due to limited seating, RSVPs are requested by email to



For additional information about the program, go to or contact Deacon Richard Tolcher at or 404-920-7357.