Federal government to resume capital punishment
California bishops don't like it, promote Catholic Mobilizing Network petition to stop the executions on California Catholic Conference website

The U.S. government is scheduled to execute four death row inmates within a six-week period starting December 9. The number of death row inmates scheduled is in stark contrast to the mere three executions that have taken place by

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2019-11-21T13:30:29-08:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: |43 Comments

U.S. resumes use of death penalty
Justice Department schedules executions for five federal inmates convicted of horrific murders and sex crimes

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a two-decades-long dormant policy allowing the federal government’s use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates. “Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation

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2019-07-25T19:19:25-08:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: |41 Comments

California governor imposes death-penalty moratorium

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Wednesday will impose an indefinite moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, arguing that the cost, finality and racial imbalance among death-row inmates make the punishment immoral and a public policy “failure,” according to

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2019-03-13T10:25:14-08:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: |15 Comments

Governor Brown asked to order moratorium on death penalty

Ministers of Justice from 25 countries have joined the Rome-based Community of Sant’Egidio, one of the new lay movements in the Catholic Church, to jointly issue an appeal to California Governor Jerry Brown to impose a moratorium on the death

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2018-11-29T09:30:33-08:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |19 Comments

Pope Francis “breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants”

Under Pope Francis, the Church is now “openly ruled by an individual rather than by the authority of Scripture alone or even its own dictates of tradition plus Scripture,” a Vatican adviser has said. In an admiring portrait of the

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2018-08-15T08:12:08-08:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , |40 Comments

“An authentic development of the Church’s doctrine”

For some years now, I have expressed my concern that the death penalty is both cruel and unnecessary and I have called for its abolition. So, I welcome the changes to The Catechism of the Catholic Church on the death penalty and I am grateful

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Vatican changes Catechism teaching on death penalty

The Vatican changed Thursday the Catechism of the Catholic Church's teaching on the permissibility of the death penalty, which the Church has taught is legitimate in limited cases, stating the penalty is ‘inadmissible,’ and its elimination should be sought. A

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