Death Penalty

Logan Isaac 11-09-2009
Like so many across our country, I have been reeling about the news coming out of Ft. Hood, TX.
John Gehring 10-23-2009
Just in time for Halloween, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is once again spooked about all those "radical secularists" lurking ominously behind ever corner.
Cesar Baldelomar 09-29-2009
As a struggling Catholic, the uproar and division caused by conservative U.S.
John Gehring 09-21-2009
Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the dangers posed by some U.S.

I applaud the commentary “When Governments Kill” (by Richard Viguerie, July 2009), as an American who used to support the death penalty.

He was taken before the authorities and subjected to abuse and beatings. No one arose to defend his case with the integrity it deserved.
Rose Marie Berger 07-10-2009
The number of executions worldwide nearly doubled last year compared with 2007, according to a http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ACT50/003/2009/en/0b789cb1-baa8-...
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

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