The following comes from a July 19 story on the Catholic Culture website. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia explained the new strategic vision of the Pontifical Academy for Life in an interview with Austen
The Catholic Church has in recent decades been associated with political efforts to eliminate the death penalty. In fact, the three most recent popes, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis, have called for the abolition
A ballot measure intended to speed up the application of the death penalty is now being challenged before the California Supreme Court.
Bishops were among the first to sign the ‘National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty’ at the US bishops’ headquarters building on May 9.