In the middle lands of these 40 days, I am burdened by the fact that our society has not yet reckoned with the ongoing sin of capital punishment nor the full extent of our country’s racist past.
To its benefit, “Sister,” directed by Joe Cardona and José L. Vázquez, does not focus exclusively on Sister Helen’s work against the death penalty but also discusses her early life and spiritual formation.
What’s it like to say Mass on death row? An interview with the Jesuit chaplain of San Quentin prison
Each day, George Williams, S.J., passes through metal doors plastered with the word “CONDEMNED” to minister to the men of San Quentin State Prison.
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