Lethal injection

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Missouri executes inmate after Holy See appealed for clemency

Oct 6, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Missouri on Tuesday evening executed Ernest Johnson, 61, an inmate convicted of murdering three people in the 1990s, after the... Read more

Pastor Dana Moore

In last-minute plea to Supreme Court, lawyers beg for prayer in execution chamber

Sep 8, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Religious freedom advocates are requesting that a Texas death row inmate have access to vocal prayer and the touch of... Read more

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston diocese 'extremely disappointed' with law recommencing executions

May 17, 2021

South Carolina on Monday became the fourth state to officially sanction the use of the firing squad as a method... Read more

Tenn. bishops speak out against executions

Jul 16, 2018

The bishops of Tennessee issued a letter to the state’s governor Friday, encouraging him to halt upcoming executions expected to... Read more

Two Arkansas executions called off, but five remain planned

Apr 18, 2017

Catholics in Arkansas and around the country continue to pray for death row inmates in the state, after courts on... Read more

Catholics heartened by stay on flurry of planned executions in Arkansas

Apr 17, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As judges halted the planned executions of eight inmates in 10 days in Arkansas, Catholics around the country pointed to... Read more

As wave of executions draws near, Catholics in Arkansas pray for an alternative

Apr 9, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Even though legal options have run out, Catholics in Arkansas are still pushing back against a wave of eight executions... Read more

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial lethal injection drug

Jun 29, 2015

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the continued use of a drug that has been accused of causing... Read more