death penalty

In an open letter, scholars and clergy say that Scripture teaches the death penalty can be legitimate

Yes, the revised wording is unclear. But it certainly seems to imply that previous popes led the faithful into grave error

This wouldn’t be the first time a pope has been in tension with Catholic teaching

No Pope can overturn the Church’s teaching that the death penalty is legitimate. So Francis’s comments were puzzling

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The Church’s position on the death penalty is one example of how Church teaching is not static, the Pope said

Most of the great theologians have defended the principle of capital punishment. We’re in danger of forgetting why

‘The death penalty represents a failure of our society to fulfil the demands of human dignity,’ the Catholic Mobilizing Network said

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Ludovic Kennedy helped change the law, but a new book reveals he had a significant blind spot