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.
Nov 9, 2016 - 11:52 am .- The death penalty was up for a vote in California, Nebraska and Oklahoma on Tuesday, but stands against capital punishment proved unpopular with voters in all three states.
Nov 5, 2016 - 02:47 pm .- Bishop James Conley of Lincoln has called on the group “Nebraskans for the Death Penalty” to retract social media advertisements which distort his words to promote a capital punishment initiative in the state.
Oct 5, 2016 - 03:35 pm .- Catholic leaders in Nebraska spoke out in favor of a vote to maintain a ban on the death penalty, calling it unnecessary and “unjustified.”
Oct 5, 2016 - 09:20 am .- The topic of abortion made an appearance at the vice presidential debate last night, as both candidates discussed the role of faith in their lives, and how it aligns with their political views.
Sep 24, 2016 - 04:04 pm .- Californians should vote for Proposition 62, a ballot measure to end the death penalty, the Archbishop of Los Angeles has said in a reflection on justice, Catholic teaching and American society.
Aug 23, 2016 - 06:34 am .- The Catholic bishops of New Mexico are speaking up against a proposal to reintroduce capital punishment in the state, saying that respect for human life must be consistent.