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The Biblical Truth About America's Death Penalty

  • University of Portland- Franz Hall Room 120 5000 North Willamette Boulevard Portland, OR, 97203 United States (map)

As a part of our year of Discipleship we are going to be engaging with an Education event in the month of March.  So join us for an evening of conversation and education around the Death Penalty in America.  See the press release below.


University of Portland to host talk by Florida death row chaplain Dale Recinella: “The Biblical Truth About America’s Death Penalty,” March 14


The University of Portland’s Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture will present “The Biblical Truth About America’s Death Penalty,” a lecture by Dale Recinella, on Monday, March 14, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall Room 120 (5000 N. Willamette Blvd.). The lecture is free and open to the public.


Recinella has served for twenty-five years as a spiritual counselor and Catholic correctional chaplain, ministering to men on Florida’s death row. His talk will offer a riveting integration of Scripture, law, history, and theology from his books denouncing America's death penalty. Mr. Recinella’s publications include The Biblical Truth About America’s Death Penalty (2004), Now I Walk on Death Row: A Wall Street Finance Lawyer Stumbles into the Arms of a Loving God (2011), “Why American Catholics Must Say ‘No’ to the Death Penalty” in America, and a long-running column in The Florida Catholic. He practices law in Florida and has taught international law and business ethics at St. John’s University at the Vatican (Oratorio) and at Temple University in Rome. In 1997 he was named a University of Notre Dame Exemplar for modeling faith and citizenship in action, received a Year 2000 Press Award from the Catholic Press Association, and was named Citizen Volunteer of the Year by the executive staff of Florida State Prison in 2013. He has appeared frequently on worldwide Vatican Radio and to audiences around the U.S. and in Europe.


This event is co-sponsored by the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture and Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. For ADA accommodations or further information contact the Garaventa Center at 503-943-7702 or, or visit

Earlier Event: March 13
The 5th Sunday of Lent
Later Event: March 16
Neighborhood Walk