Death Penalty

America This Week January 24, 2018
Our January 24 guest is Lisa Murtha, an award-winning freelance journalist.
Lisa Murtha December 28, 2017
Discussions of capital punishment do not often address how death sentences affect the people who are left behind.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. (Flickr / Mexican government photo) 
Antonio De Loera-Brust November 10, 2017
Mr. Cardenas’s lawyers argued that Texas authorities had not properly informed him that as a Mexican citizen he was entitled to legal aid from the Mexican consulate.
Catholics Against the Death Penalty-Southern California march during the 2017 Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, Calif., in February. (CNS photo/Andrew Cullen, Reuters)
Kevin Clarke October 16, 2017
“We absolutely welcome the pope’s strong statement on this issue; we welcome the moral clarity and the leadership he is showing.”
Filipinos light candles and hold a placard during a March 8 protest against the death penalty in Manila, Philippines (CNS photo/Mark R. Cristino, EPA). 
Helen C. Prejean, C.S.J. October 12, 2017
At last, a clear, uncompromising stance of moral opposition to the death penalty by the highest authority of the church.
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 11. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell October 11, 2017
The pope’s comments and the timing of them suggest that a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church may be forthcoming to reflect this new development in the church’s understanding.