Catechism of the Catholic Church

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The lethal injection room at California's San Quentin State Prison.

Survey: A majority of US Catholics support the death penalty

One recent survey shows a majority of U.S. Catholics supporting use of the death penalty for murder convicts. The support... Read more

Bishop Frank Caggiano

Bishop announces launch of new catechetical institute 

In a presentation to fellow U.S. bishops on Friday, Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport unveiled a proposal for a new... Read more

The Good Shepherd image used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Vatican fixes website glitch showing two versions of Catechism

Before it was corrected, the website displayed texts not reflecting recent significant changes to the Catechism. Read more

The hand of the statue of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Square, pictured Feb. 28, 2013.

Synods, doctrine, and changing the Catechism: an interview with Stephan Kampowski

What should we make of recent calls for changes to the Catechism of the Catholic Church? Stephan Kampowski assesses the... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, May 2, 2018.

US bishops welcome change to Catechism on death penalty

Bishops across the US have welcomed the modification made to the Catechism of the Catholic Church saying the Church teaches... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday in St. Peter's Square in April, 2018.

Pope Francis and the death penalty: a change in doctrine or circumstances?

Catholic theologians have weighed in on changes Pope Francis has made to the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican changes Catechism teaching on death penalty, calls it ‘inadmissible’

Thursday the Vatican changed the Catechism’s teaching on the permissibility of the death penalty, which the Church has taught is... Read more