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death penalty
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.
December 08, 2020
Ten executions in 2020 is “more than double the previous record of four in 1938,” the archbishops said in November.
August 15, 2018
In an open letter, scholars and clergy say that Scripture teaches the death penalty can be legitimate
August 08, 2018
Yes, the revised wording is unclear. But it certainly seems to imply that previous popes led the faithful into grave error
August 04, 2018
This wouldn't be the first time a pope has been in tension with Catholic teaching
October 15, 2017
No Pope can overturn the Church's teaching that the death penalty is legitimate. So Francis's comments were puzzling