Catholics at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Raleigh, North Carolina are fighting for legislation in their state to outlaw the death penalty. This was brought about when one of their very own parishioners who was found guilty of murder and put to death in the late 1980's. Every Sunday, they begin each mass with a prayer to this man, Jeff Meyer, and lead a fight in stopping these policies. They participate in everything from fund raising to lobbying in order to get their legislation through and their opinion heard.
The video below is an account of a women whose daughter was viciously raped and murder. She is the kind of woman that these Catholics are fighting because she is in favor of the death penalty.