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Aug 22, 2017 - 04:27 pm .- An imminent execution scheduled for this week is the wrong path, said Florida’s Catholic bishops, urging the governor of the state to intervene.
Jul 27, 2017 - 06:07 am .- Catholic leaders in Ohio stressed the need to replace the death penalty with mercy and spiritual conversion, following the execution of convicted child murderer Ronald Phillips.
Jun 30, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- William Morva is scheduled to be executed in Virginia on July 6.
May 14, 2017 - 06:01 am .- A Catholic pledge against the death penalty cites Pope Francis’ stand as a motive to increase Catholic action against capital punishment.
May 11, 2017 - 12:00 am .- Among the newly announced federal judges selected by President Donald Trump is a Catholic law professor who once co-wrote a law review article on Catholic judges sitting over death penalty cases.  
Apr 28, 2017 - 11:33 am .- As Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days, Catholics offered prayers for the prisoners, the victims, and their families, saying the executions have diminished the whole society.
Apr 24, 2017 - 04:33 pm .- As Arkansas prepares to conduct the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000, Catholics prayed for all involved in the execution and the victims of the capital crimes.
Apr 22, 2017 - 03:13 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Virginia welcomed a decision by the governor to commute a prisoner’s death sentence on the grounds that false information was presented during his sentencing.
Mar 28, 2017 - 02:43 pm .- In a death penalty case with national implications, the Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a Texas court ruling that a man with possible intellectual disabilities was eligible for execution.
Mar 20, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- Remember what Jesus' cross stands for, and don't misuse the Bible to justify the death penalty, the Philippines' Catholic bishops have said.
Mar 14, 2017 - 03:20 am .- Recent “botched executions” resulting in painful deaths for inmates have stirred controversy over the use of the death penalty. But could capital punishment also be rejected on the grounds that it amounts to psychological torture?
Mar 7, 2017 - 04:17 pm .- The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations reiterated the Vatican’s defense of all human life in a meeting with UN Human Rights Council on the death penalty.
Feb 15, 2017 - 04:37 pm .- It’s an odd time for death in the United States.
Feb 3, 2017 - 02:53 pm .- One death sentence in Texas has prompted some legislators to rethink the state’s broad qualifications for the death penalty.
Jan 31, 2017 - 07:37 pm .- The Catholic bishops of the Philippines voiced strong objections to proposals intended to reinstate the death penalty in the country.  
Jan 22, 2017 - 06:17 am .- For two Catholic bishops in Virginia, the execution of a man convicted of brutally killing a family of four was a time to reflect on God’s mercy.
Jan 11, 2017 - 04:08 pm .- The death sentence announced this week for mass murderer Dylann Roof prompted the local Catholic bishop to call for prayer, for both the victims and Roof. The bishop also reiterated Catholic opposition to the death penalty.
Dec 14, 2016 - 06:04 am .- Catholic prayer and protests greeted proposals to expand the use of the death penalty in the Philippines, with the move drawing outspoken opposition from the country's bishops.
Dec 10, 2016 - 04:05 am .- More than 10 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in two separate cases that the death penalty is unconstitutional when applied to juveniles or the intellectually disabled.
Dec 2, 2016 - 02:11 pm .- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a death penalty case that could determine the fate of a man whom lawyers say is intellectually disabled.  

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