Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
Activists who oppose the death penalty said the Justice Department’s temporary stop of federal executions is a step in the right direction — but not enough.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael Balsamo, Colleen Long and Michael Tarm – Associated Press
The Justice Department is halting federal executions after a historic use of capital punishment by the Trump administration, which carried out 13 executions in six months.
FaithFaith in Focus
Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
Sometimes people can work for justice and they become so doggone serious that it is kind of heavy to be with them. It was never heavy to be with Dan.
Politics & SocietyNews
Zoey Maraist - Catholic News Service
While standing outside the prison that housed Virginia's execution chamber, Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in the state March 24.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Molly Cahill
Virginia is on its way to becoming the 23rd state to abolish the death penalty and, significantly, the first formerly Confederate state to achieve abolition.
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
“There can be no justice on the fly in matters of life and death.”