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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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As execution looms, case for clemency hinges on an act of forgiveness

As execution looms, case for clemency hinges on an act of forgiveness

| Theresa Laurence | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Don Johnson, set to be executed May 16 by the state of Tennessee for the brutal 1984 murder of his wife Connie Johnson, has several people in his corner advocating clemency for him.

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U.S. bishops condemn court’s denial of imam’s presence at execution

U.S. bishops condemn court’s denial of imam’s presence at execution

| Carol Zimmermann | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s refusal to allow an imam to be present at a Muslim man’s execution Feb. 7 was “unjust treatment” that is “disturbing to people of all faiths,” said two U.S bishops.

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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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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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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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