Death Penalty

Journalists photograph the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in California in 2010. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Jim McDermott April 20, 2018
In California, Catholic opponents of the death penalty are trying to protect the largest population of inmates awaiting execution in the Western Hemisphere.
Protesters gather near the Manchester Central Fire Station in Manchester, N.H., Monday, March 19, 2018, where President Donald Trump madee an unscheduled visit. Trump is in New Hampshire to unveil more of his plan to combat the nation's opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Karen Clifton March 23, 2018
To suggest the use of the death penalty as a way to address the opioid epidemic ignores what we know already to be true: The death penalty is a flawed and broken tool in the practical pursuit of justice.
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.”