Pope´s Speech to Session of Congregation for Catholic Education
Must Respect Understanding of Christian Conscience, He Says
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, DEC. 5, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Executing the mentally retarded is cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by both the federal and state constitutions, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled, the Associated Press reported.
McVeigh Received Anointing of the Sick Before Execution
Bishops Oppose Sterilization of Mentally Handicapped
AUSTIN, Texas, MAY 28, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The Texas legislature has approved a measure that would ban the execution of convicted killers who are found to be mentally retarded, Reuters reported.
Too Much or Too Little? It Depends on Whom You Ask
Pope´s Plea Comes as World Health Day Nears