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capital punishment
January 14, 2021
Lisa Montgomery’s execution was not justice. It did not make the world better, restore it to order, or net off the debt of sin.
January 13, 2021
Lawyers and other advocates had long argued mitigating circumstances for Montgomery, including severe mental illness and a lifetime of suffering that included horrendous sexual abuse and torture that began when Montgomery was a small child, and lasted for years, should make Montgomery ineligible for the death penalty.
December 12, 2020
A virtual prayer vigil for Bourgeois was held from 2-3 p.m hosted by The Catholic Mobilizing Network, which aims to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice.
November 21, 2017
A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
October 15, 2017
No Pope can overturn the Church's teaching that the death penalty is legitimate. So Francis's comments were puzzling
May 25, 2017
The Church was a leading force in the abolition of capital punishment, but some Catholics are endorsing it again
May 16, 2017
Most of the great theologians have defended the principle of capital punishment. We're in danger of forgetting why
March 07, 2017
Lawmakers approved the bill to reinstate capital punishment with 216 to 54 votes