Articles on this issue "death penalty"
"Reflection on the God-given dignity of every human person should guide all our decisions about life, including refraining from the use of the death penalty"
The end of the death penalty in Nebraska is back up for debate, but the state’s three bishops are reiterating that "justice requires punishment, but it does not require that those who have …read more
Affirm Church Teaching: If Society Can Protect Itself Without Ending a Human Life, It Should. Today, We Have This Capacity.
The bishops chairing two committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) renewed the bishops’ opposition to the death penalty in a message last week. The message commemorated …read more
Note Pope Francis' Affirmation That Capital Punishment Is 'Inadmissable'
The repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska represents a further step in the building of a culture of life, according to the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on …read more
Bishop Repeats Life Is Inviolable Right After Former Egyptian President Sentenced to Death
Following the death sentence issued for former Egyptian PresidentMohammed Morsi,Coptic Catholic Bishop has reaffirmed the Church's no-tolerance stance against the death penalty. According to …read more
Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P. of Sydney denounced the execution of two Australian citizens in Indonesia who were part of a drug ring. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, were part of the “ …read more
After the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was found guilty last week, the Massachusetts Catholic Conference released a statement opposing the death penalty for the defendant. Dzhokhar …read more
Pope Francis today made a clear denunciation of the death penalty and even of sentences to life imprisonment, saying that "today the death penalty is inadmissible, no matter how serious the …read more
Here below is a translation of the letter that Pope Francis handed to the President of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty, Federico Mayor, in the course of this morning's …read more
As legislation to repeal the death penalty is being debated in Nebraska, the state's bishops today released a statement in support of the bill. With an 8-0 vote last week, the state's …read more
Here below is the statement by Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, at the 28thSession of …read more
The chairs of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Committee on Pro-life Activities welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 23 announcement that it would review the …read more
The chairman of the Canadian bishops' Human Rights Committee has written the Canadian Prime Minister, joining in the international outcry over the death sentence handed down to a Christian …read more
On April 29, in McAlester, Oklahoma, the planned execution of convicted killer Clayton Lockett utilizing a new three-drug lethal injection protocol failed, leaving Lockett evincing unexpected …read more