Tag: Capital punishment

Cardinal Cupich: Death penalty can’t ‘rebalance the scales of justice’

Cardinal Cupich: Death penalty can’t ‘rebalance the scales of justice’

| Michelle Martin | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, speaking during an Aug. 2 panel discussion, described how Catholic teaching on the death penalty has developed and stressed that putting people to death — even criminals who are certainly guilty of terrible acts — makes it seem that the God-given right to life is conditional.

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Catechism change shows ‘true dogmatic progress,’ archbishop says

Catechism change shows ‘true dogmatic progress,’ archbishop says

| Cindy Wooden | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert that capital punishment is morally inadmissible shows how the church can grow in its understanding of the implications of basic tenets of faith, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.

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Nebraska Catholic bishops oppose execution of death-row inmate

Nebraska Catholic bishops oppose execution of death-row inmate

| Joe Ruff | July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Encouraging an act of mercy and arguing it would not compromise justice, Nebraska’s three Catholic bishops said July 6 they oppose the scheduled execution in August of death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore.

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‘Dead Man Walking’ coming to Minnesota Opera

‘Dead Man Walking’ coming to Minnesota Opera

| January 10, 2018 | 3 Comments

The opera is based on the 1993 book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean of the Congregation of St. Joseph that describes her role as a spiritual director to two men on death row before their executions.

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Bishops among first signatories to pledge to end death penalty

Bishops among first signatories to pledge to end death penalty

| Mark Pattison | May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bishops attending a meeting were among the first to sign the National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty at the U.S. bishops’ headquarters building May 9.

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Supreme Court sends death-row IQ case back to lower courts

Supreme Court sends death-row IQ case back to lower courts

| Carol Zimmermann | March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court sent a Texas death-row case back to lower courts March 28, saying the inmate’s intellectual disability should prevent his execution.

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In accused priest killer’s case, bishops urge mercy, reject death penalty

In accused priest killer’s case, bishops urge mercy, reject death penalty

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saying “justice needs to be tamed by mercy,” Bishop Felipe Estevez of St. Augustine, Florida, and two brother bishops called Jan. 31 for the state of Georgia to drop the death penalty in the case of accused priest killer Steven J. Murray.

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Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers.

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BSM student jurors decide no death penalty for Jesus

BSM student jurors decide no death penalty for Jesus

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

High school students in suburban Minneapolis got an education in the legal system and capital punishment by participating in a mock trial of Jesus using the present-day form of justice used in Texas, where by far more convicts are executed than any other U.S. state.

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