Holy Hour for the intentions of Respect Life Ministry
Saturday, Sep 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM - English
St. Louis Church's Respect Life Ministry invites you to a Holy Hour, for the intentions of Respect Life Ministry during the month of October 40 Days for Life Vigil and a stay of execution for Michael Zack.
Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in St. Louis' Chapel.
In a Sept. 11, 2023, letter to DeSantis on behalf of the bishops of Florida, Michael Sheedy, FCCB executive director, recognized that Zack’s “heinous and horrific crimes against these women have caused untold suffering to their families, friends, and communities.”
“Yet, in taking the life of Mr. Zack, the state will do nothing to restore the victims’ lives,” said Sheedy. “Rather, state-sanctioned killing will only further fuel the growing societal disrespect for the dignity of human life. The death penalty merely perpetuates the cycles of violence and vengeance that permeate our culture.”
Sheedy also noted the violence that was inflicted on Zack during his childhood. “In his youth, he endured an extremely abusive home environment, undergoing severe physical and sexual abuse at the hands of his stepfather.”
Neuroscientific research shows that such traumatic experiences can have lasting effects on a child’s developing brain, which can profoundly affect behavior. Zack’s defense team presented expert testimony that he suffers from organic brain damage, fetal alcohol syndrome, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
St. Louis Church
7270 SW 120th Street, Pinecrest, FL 33156 (Map)