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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Commitments to protect tolerance and religious freedom need to be put into practice constantly so that these rights may be fully experienced, Pope Francis said.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
To kick off October’s “Respect Life” month on “The Gloria Purvis Podcast,” Gloria speaks with Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy about how a Catholic vision of restorative justice must guide our advocacy against the death penalty.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone
Pope Francis has asked Catholics to pray this September for an end to the death penalty, and we should ask ourselves a key question: Is it really necessary to kill in order to protect society?
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
“Capital punishment offers no justice to victims, but rather encourages revenge. And it prevents any possibility of undoing a possible miscarriage of justice,” the pope said in a video message Aug. 31.
FaithFaith in Focus
Stephen McNulty
It is right and just to feel anger at people like the Parkland shooter. What do we do with that anger, though?
Protesters against the death penalty outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington Oct. 13, 2021. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“This rush to execute would be reckless in any state, but Oklahoma in particular has a horrendous track record for problematic executions.”