Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 16, 2017
“We absolutely welcome the pope’s strong statement on this issue; we welcome the moral clarity and the leadership he is showing.”
Faith Short Take
Helen C. Prejean, C.S.J.October 12, 2017
At last, a clear, uncompromising stance of moral opposition to the death penalty by the highest authority of the church.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 11, 2017
The pope’s comments and the timing of them suggest that a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church may be forthcoming to reflect this new development in the church’s understanding.
Politics & Society Short Take
Lisa MurthaJuly 17, 2017
Ronald Phillips is scheduled to die on Wednesday, July 26.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceJuly 10, 2017
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced hours before the execution that he would not block the death sentence from being carried out despite appeals from attorneys, mental health advocates and state lawmakers that Morva's mental illness made it impossible for him to distinguish between delusions
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceMay 11, 2017
Faith is a journey guided by the Holy Spirit, who helps the church grow in understanding the sinful nature of once-accepted practices like slavery and the death penalty, Pope Francis said.