The Felician Sisters strongly support the abolition of the death penalty. They believe that the death penalty embodies the culture of violence and death in the United States today.
  • Studies have proven that the death penalty does not deter crime and discriminates among races and against people who are economically poor and uneducated. Moreover, evidence supports that innocent people have been wrongfully executed.
  • The Felician Sisters prayerfully stand with the families and loved ones of victims, promote action to address the roots of violent behavior, and endorse alternatives to the death penalty. The Felician Sisters look forward to the day when the human dignity of each person is observed in the dispensing of justice and punishment.