Death Penalty

Richard Viguerie 7-01-2009

A conservative argues for abolishing the death penalty.

Jim Wallis 4-10-2009
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 8-01-2008
Film review: Take, directed by Charles Oliver.
Tobias Winright 4-01-2007
What does the cross tell us about the ethics of capital punishment?
Howard Zehr 4-01-2007
Capital punishment is about vengeance, not justice.
Rose Marie Berger 9-01-2006

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 6-01-2006
At its best the church is an "innocence project" for ourselves and others.
Rose Marie Berger 2-01-2006

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 3-01-2003

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

Beth Newberry 7-01-2002
The Executioner's Last Songs sounds a murderous note against the death penalty
Meg Kiekhaefer 3-01-2002

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 9-01-2001
We killed McVeigh to make it clear that he was not like us.
Chris Byrd 7-01-2001
It's easy to defend the death penalty in the abstract, but much more difficult when you have to participate in death.
David Whettstone 7-01-2001

Jesus on the cross is best viewed as what that event concretely was, an imperial execution," says Mark Lewis Taylor in The Executed God.

Convicted murderer and gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams has been nominated for the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace.

Susannah Hunter 3-01-2001
The moratorium movement is changing the politics of death.