Criminal Justice

Catholic News Service September 25, 2020
"There is no question that our nation's original sin of racism continues to destroy and harm the lives of persons of color and that racism extends through so many systems of our society ... educational, economic, religious, housing, criminal justice, voting and employment," Archbishop Kurtz said.
Demonstrators are seen near the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind., to show their opposition to the death penalty July 13, 2020. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Erika Rasmussen September 16, 2020
Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy: “The death penalty serves as a sort of litmus test for how our nation is making progress to either dismantle or uphold racism.”
Nathan Schneider September 11, 2020
Trump calls himself the “law and order” president. But his “law and order” is a promise for some at the expense of others.
A class-action lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Vancouver charges that it failed to protect parishioners from clerical sexual abuse.
No sooner had federal forces arrested José Antonio Yépez Ortiz -- a crime boss known as "El Marro" -- than stories surfaced of his supposed generosity with the Catholic Church and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Catholic leaders have joined their voices with members of the Navajo Nation in opposing the Aug. 26 scheduled execution of Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row.