Regardless of where one stands on the death penalty, however, all Catholics must not lose sight of the souls on death row who await the judgment that state-enforced terminations will quicken.
32 states have now either abolished the death penalty or not carried out an execution in more than a decade
U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced in July that the government was reinstating the federal death penalty
A federal judge has placed federal executions on hold. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and Bishop Frank J. Dewane write that we should turn back permanently from the path of death.
The poll showed 60% prefer that convicted murders receive a sentence of life imprisonment, while 36% said capital punishment would be better.
Japan, the United States and South Korea are the only nations in the OECD group of developed economies that have the death penalty.