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Statistician Ryan Burge set out to learn how many Catholics agree with church teachings on three key pro-life issues: abortion, euthanasia and the death penalty. The answer? Fewer than 1 percent.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Christine Lenahan
The people who can abolish the death penalty are our policymakers. And it appears Mr. Biden is comfortable leaving it in place.
Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
Ivan Cantu was executed Feb. 28 by the state of Texas despite claims that his conviction was based on false testimony.
Former death row inmates who were exonerated, from left, Randall Padgent, Gary Drinkard and Ron Wright, were among the nearly 100 protestors gathered at the state capitol building in Montgomery, Ala., on Jan. 23, 2024, to ask Governor Kay Ivey to stop the planned execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
Alabama plans to put an industrial-grade respirator mask over Mr. Smith’s face and replace his breathing air with pure nitrogen gas, causing him to die from lack of oxygen. He will not be rendered unconscious before the procedure begins.
FaithFaith in Focus
Christine Lenahan
Kenneth Eugene Smith will face execution by the state of Alabama tonight. I pray that God may grant him peace.
Arts & CultureTheater
Meghan J. Clark
“Dead Man Walking” is a deeply human story about truth, forgiveness and the possibility of redemption. It is a journey into which everyone—from the singers to the audience—is invited.