Catholics Against Capital Punishment Records, 1972-2010
- Catholics Against Capital Punishment
- The Catholics Against Capital Punishment Records is a small collection that contains several articles, statements, and pamphlets making a case against the death penalty from a Catholic standpoint.
- 0.80 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, box, folder, Catholics Against Capital Punishment Records, 1972-2010. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the CACP Records).
Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access:
Access to this record group is unrestricted.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
- Scope and Content:
This collection contains papers related to the Catholics Against Capital Punishment (CACP) cause, most notably articles and statements regarding the death penalty from a Catholic perspective. Some booklets and pamphlets from conferences and other organizations are included as well. A large part of the collection consists of articles and statements organized by the state of origin. The District of Columbia is included along with 44 states; Delaware, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wyoming are missing. There are several official statements released or sanctioned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, referred to as U.S.C.C.B. for convenience. One compact disk is included in the collection that accompanies the booklet Death Penalty Resources for Communities of Faith.
- Biographical / Historical:
Francis (Frank) McNeirney and his wife Ellen founded Catholics Against Capital Punishment (CACP) in 1992 in Bethesda, Maryland. The organization's goal was to take a public pro-life stance against the death penalty using Catholicism as a basis for its views, and encourage others with similar mind-sets to support or join the cause. In late 2011 founder Frank McNeirney passed away, and his wife decided to retire from the organization. She passed the organization's website domain on to a sister organization, Catholic Mobilizing Network, for its use, so that supporters of CACP could continue their outreach.
- Acquisition information:
Frank McNeirney donated the Catholics Against Capital Punishment Records in 2010 to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2014 by Sharon Wolff.