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Counties seen as key to ongoing death penalty struggle

Counties seen as key to ongoing death penalty struggle

| Mark Pattison | December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

While much of the focus has been on the Supreme Court, state legislatures, governors and juries in the ongoing fight to abolish capital punishment in the United States, the head of the Death Penalty Information Center suggested that counties may be key.

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Death penalty is ‘contrary to the Gospel,’ pope says

Death penalty is ‘contrary to the Gospel,’ pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 11, 2017 | 3 Comments

The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, “is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel,” Pope Francis said.

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Virginia carries out execution despite pleas inmate was mentally ill

Virginia carries out execution despite pleas inmate was mentally ill

| July 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Virginia officials executed a man convicted of killing a hospital security guard and a sheriff’s deputy despite the pleas of advocates who said the crimes resulted from severe mental illness.

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National Catholic journals unite: ‘Capital punishment must end’

National Catholic journals unite: ‘Capital punishment must end’

| March 10, 2015 | 9 Comments

We, the editors of four Catholic journals — America, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter and Our Sunday Visitor — urge the readers of our diverse publications and the whole U.S. Catholic community and all people of faith to stand with us and say, “Capital punishment must end.”

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