Tag: Death penalty

Federal court grants Florida death-row inmate temporary stay

Federal court grants Florida death-row inmate temporary stay

| Jean Gonzalez | October 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

James Dailey, a prisoner who has been on Florida’s death row for more than three decades and who has maintained his innocence, was granted a temporary stay of execution Oct. 23.

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Journalist talks about reconciling faith and career of covering executions

Journalist talks about reconciling faith and career of covering executions

| Jo Ann Zuniga | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Graczyk, a parishioner at a Catholic church in Montgomery County, Texas, has personally witnessed more than 400 executions of Texas inmates in death penalty cases in his career as a journalist.

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Indiana bishops want decision to resume federal death penalty rescinded

Indiana bishops want decision to resume federal death penalty rescinded

| Carol Zimmermann | October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

In an Oct. 4 statement, the Catholic bishops of Indiana said the federal government’s decision this past summer to end a 16-year moratorium on executing federal inmates is “regrettable, unnecessary and morally unjustified.”

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Sister Prejean tells how she ‘woke up’ to injustices nearly 40 years ago

Sister Prejean tells how she ‘woke up’ to injustices nearly 40 years ago

| Carol Zimmermann | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sister Helen Prejean, the well-known advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, was not always doing this work. It came out of her “waking up,” as she put it, to capital punishment’s injustice.

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Catholic leaders object to reinstatement of federal death penalty

Catholic leaders object to reinstatement of federal death penalty

| Carol Zimmermann | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16 years was unwelcome news for Catholic leaders who have advocated against capital punishment.

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Mercy sisters honored for efforts to help New Hampshire end death penalty

Mercy sisters honored for efforts to help New Hampshire end death penalty

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of Mercy sisters has been honored by the New Hampshire Coalition Against the Death Penalty for the key role they played in making New Hampshire the 21st state in the country to abolish the death penalty.

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Bishops vote to revise U.S. catechism’s capital punishment section

Bishops vote to revise U.S. catechism’s capital punishment section

| Carol Zimmermann | June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops voted June 13 to revise what the U.S. church teaches its adult members about the death penalty in a passage on the issue in the U.S. Catechism for Adults.

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‘No healing will come’ from Alabama execution, Catholic group says

‘No healing will come’ from Alabama execution, Catholic group says

| Carol Zimmermann | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In response to the Supreme Court’s May 30 decision to allow the execution of an Alabama death-row inmate, a Catholic group seeking to end the death penalty said in a tweet: “Our work to build a more restorative criminal justice system continues.”

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New Hampshire Catholic officials laud state’s death penalty ban

New Hampshire Catholic officials laud state’s death penalty ban

| Rhina Guidos | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

On May 30, New Hampshire lawmakers garnered enough votes to abolish the death penalty in the state, overriding a veto from Gov. Chris Sununu and becoming the 21st state to ban capital punishment.

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N.H. death penalty repeal bid called ‘an enormous victory for life’

N.H. death penalty repeal bid called ‘an enormous victory for life’

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The New Hampshire Senate’s vote to repeal the death penalty is “an enormous victory for life,” according to the executive director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network.

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Executions down globally, but up in U.S., says Amnesty International

Executions down globally, but up in U.S., says Amnesty International

| Bronwen Dachs | April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The number of executions worldwide has dropped by almost one-third, Amnesty International said in its latest review of the death penalty.

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Supreme Court’s recent actions reveal its death penalty divide

Supreme Court’s recent actions reveal its death penalty divide

| Carol Zimmermann | April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

In two recent actions, the U.S. Supreme Court revealed its death penalty decisions are hardly cut and dried.

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