Death Penalty

Rose Marie Berger 07-10-2009
The number of executions worldwide nearly doubled last year compared with 2007, according to a
John Gehring 07-10-2009
When Pope Benedict XVI meets with President Obama in Rome today, a shy German theologian and a charismatic leader known for his international rock star appeal will find plenty to agree on despite s
Richard Viguerie 07-01-2009

A conservative argues for abolishing the death penalty.

Jim Wallis 04-10-2009
Ten years ago on Good Friday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement and call to action: "On this

In October, the families of crime victims and the families of perpetrators came together for a common cause: Abolish the death penalty in Montana.

Jennifer Svetlik 11-26-2008
In his 1995 encyclical The Gospel of Life, Pope John Paul II wrote, "Where life is involved, the service of charity must be profoundly consistent.
Anna Almendrala 08-01-2008
Film review: Take, directed by Charles Oliver.
Tobias Winright 04-01-2007
What does the cross tell us about the ethics of capital punishment?
Howard Zehr 04-01-2007
Capital punishment is about vengeance, not justice.
Rose Marie Berger 09-01-2006

Stately Action. After much work by its Catholic majority, the Philippines officially banned the death penalty in June, winning the thanks of Pope Benedict XVI.

Robert Roth 06-01-2006
At its best the church is an "innocence project" for ourselves and others.
Rose Marie Berger 02-01-2006

A dozen years after Ruben Cantu was executed by the state of Texas for capital murder, the only witness to Cantu’s alleged crime came forward in November to recant his testimony, saying Ca

Rose Marie Berger 03-01-2003

Gov. George Ryan cleared Illinois' death row in January when he commuted 171 condemned inmates' sentences...

Beth Newberry 07-01-2002
The Executioner's Last Songs sounds a murderous note against the death penalty
Meg Kiekhaefer 03-01-2002

We were in France when the news came of the terrorist acts of Sept. 11.

"Thank you for your letter expressing concern about the use of Abbott's sodium thiopental in capital punishment procedures."

Rose Marie Berger 09-01-2001
We killed McVeigh to make it clear that he was not like us.
Chris Byrd 07-01-2001
It's easy to defend the death penalty in the abstract, but much more difficult when you have to participate in death.