MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The question of whether or not Catholic political and judicial leaders would be sinning if they continue to support the death penalty is up...
Tag - capital punishment
(RNS) — Wherever Christians are most concentrated in America is where the death penalty has flourished.
(RNS) — The pope's recent change to the catechism is likely to face fierce opposition in the U.S., where 54 percent of the public — and 53 percent of Catholics...
(RNS) — A vocal opponent of the death penalty, Francis also ordered a change to say the church will work 'with determination for its abolition worldwide.'
(RNS) You’d be hard-pressed to find a rich person who received the death penalty.
Christianity purports to follow a first-century rabbi who was convicted, jailed, and sentenced to die at the hands of the state beside two other convicted...
(RNS) When it comes to executions in America, we are not killing the worst of the worst; we are killing the poorest of the poor.
(RNS) As someone who works in faith-based advocacy, I wonder how prudent it is to lift Justice Scalia up as an authentically Catholic voice.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Only six states carried out executions in 2015, with Texas, Missouri and Georgia the only ones to execute five or more people.
(RNS) The NAE’s capital punishment resolution is a hopeful sign that evangelicals are catching up to the rest of America.
The National Association of Evangelicals has officially supported capital punishment for more than 40 years. They are now backing away.
(RNS) On two issues, Francis himself may have provided some answers during this visit.
(RNS) Evangelicals in Nebraska and elsewhere are joining Catholics in re-evaluating their support for capital punishment.
The measure passed by a wide enough margin to override a threatened veto by Gov. Pete Ricketts.
After spending years as a chaplain at San Quentin, America's most notorious prison, Reverend Earl Smith concludes, "death is final and the system can be flawed...