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Fritz Jones knows quite well the impact the Annual Catholic Appeal makes for “the most vulnerable” people living in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. As director of program operations for Catholic Charities, he oversees a broad range of services provided by offices and agencies located throughout the diocese.
"It is through the support we receive from the Annual Catholic Appeal that we can continue to support the homeless, the hungry, individuals who live in chronic poverty, without charge,” Jones said. “The Annual Catholic Appeal allows us to make sliding fee scales available for persons struggling with mental illness, families dealing with communication issues, and families seeking unification through immigration, who cannot afford the full cost of our services.”
March 20, 2015
Dear Members of the Delaware Legislature:
This week a bill was introduced which proposes the repeal of the death penalty in the State of Delaware. I write to support this bill’s passage.
Use of the death penalty by the State has in recent years been the focus of much debate. The issue is a morally complex one because of the apparent conflicting demands of justice and the preservation of human life. Many crimes are so heinous they seem to cry out for the ultimate punishment of death. We need only to think of the recent mass killings of innocent people, by ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Boston Marathon bombing. And yet the Gospel message is forever one of forgiveness, reconciliation, rehabilitation, and charity to all, never with exception.
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