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As execution looms, case for clemency hinges on an act of forgiveness

As execution looms, case for clemency hinges on an act of forgiveness

| Theresa Laurence | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Don Johnson, set to be executed May 16 by the state of Tennessee for the brutal 1984 murder of his wife Connie Johnson, has several people in his corner advocating clemency for him.

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Tennessee’s Catholic bishops urge governor to halt upcoming executions

Tennessee’s Catholic bishops urge governor to halt upcoming executions

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishops Mark Spalding of Nashville, Richard Stika of Knoxville and Martin Holley of Memphis have written to Gov. Bill Haslam urging him to “use your authority as governor to put an end to the fast-track executions planned” in the state of Tennessee in the upcoming months.

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Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic parishioners in the Diocese of Knoxville are among those who have lost homes and businesses in the wildfires that ravaged tourist areas in the Great Smoky Mountains region Nov. 29, said Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville.

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