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Denial of clemency to death row inmate disappoints Oklahoma archbishop

Sep 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

One day after a parole board denied clemency to death row inmate Benjamin Cole, the archbishop of Oklahoma City registered... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of Italy’s High Council of the Judiciary at the Paul VI Audience Hall, April 8, 2022.

Pope Francis to judges: Justice recognizes ‘human dignity as sacred and inviolable’

Apr 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope pointed to the example of Bl. Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge killed by the mafia. Read more

Pope Francis with Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in the Vatican, Nov. 10, 2017.

Pope Francis: Justice and peace commissions offer an ‘indispensable service’

Nov 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope said that justice and peace could be built only through ‘two paths.’ Read more

Alasdair MacIntyre, March 2009.

It’s time for a conversation about justice, top Catholic scholar says

Nov 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

Famed ethicist Alasdair MacIntyre called upon academia, and other Catholics and intellectuals, to invest in the “expensive conversation” about justice,... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre addresses the 2020 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Holy See asks Missouri governor to halt scheduled execution

Oct 2, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christopher Pierre, asked the governor of Missouri on Monday to spare the... Read more

Protests in Havana, July 11, 2021.

Cuban priest decries summary trials of protesters without a defense lawyer

Aug 3, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

Participants in last month’s protests of Cuba’s communist government are facing summary trials without adequate legal aid, a Jesuit priest... Read more

The US Penitentiary at Terre Haute.

US Justice Department halts federal executions

Jul 2, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

US Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a moratorium on federal executions while the Department of Justice conducts a review of... Read more

Demonstrators pray the rosary near the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C., June 2, 2020,

For justice and healing: Catholics explain why they marched

Jun 12, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Catholics around the country told CNA that they attended recent protests against racism and police brutality in cities, suburbs, and... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 30, 2020.

Pope Francis: Trust in the mercy and justice of God

Mar 30, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Monday that the Church can trust in the mercy and justice of God.  Read more

Hospitals, states consider how to distribute healthcare if coronavirus surges

Mar 24, 2020

In Italy, which has the most deaths from coronavirus, some doctors have said they have had to overlook older patients... Read more

How should healthcare be distributed when hospitals are overwhelmed?

Mar 16, 2020

By Carl Bunderson

As there are concerns over the ability of the healthcare system to manage the coronavirus pandemic, discussions are being had... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address via video livestream March 11, 2020.

Pope Francis: Humanity needs Christ's justice

Mar 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Wednesday Catholics must spread the Gospel to a world which hungers and thirsts for the justice of... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience May 2, 2018.

Moon landing should inspire 'even greater goals,' Pope Francis urges

Jul 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Sunday recalled the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, encouraging Catholics to look to that great event for... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope Francis highlights virtue of justice in healthy society

Feb 10, 2019

Pope Francis on Saturday called on Italian judges to better society through their work, emphasizing the virtue of justice in... Read more

Vatican official laments lack of fair trade label for commercial fishing

Sep 20, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

An upcoming world congress by the Catholic organization Apostleship of the Sea will focus on the plight of fishermen, who... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 30, 2016.

Victims always come first, Pope tells trafficking summit

Jun 4, 2016

Pope Francis asked judges, prosecutors and magistrates gathered at the Vatican for a summit on human trafficking this week to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Feb. 3, 2016 general audience in St Peter's Square.

Do mercy and justice contradict each other? Pope Francis says no

Feb 3, 2016

By Elise Harris

When God is described in the Bible as being both merciful and just it can seem like an identity crisis,... Read more

Pope Francis in Florence on Nov. 10, 2015.

In Tuscany, Pope Francis says proximity overcomes indifference

Nov 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis today traveled to the Tuscan city of Prato, where he told the city’s labor force – many Chinese... Read more

Pope Francis meets with seminarians from the Pontifical Roman universities on May 12, 2014.

Defend others before the Father, Pope Francis urges

Jun 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis warned that those who judge others are “obsessed” and far from God, stating that... Read more

Mayor of Bethlehem Vera Baboun speaks with CNA in her office on May 24, 2014

Vatican is the 'oil' keeping Bethlehem's star lit, mayor observes

May 29, 2014

By Elise Harris

The first woman mayor of the town where Jesus was born referred to the strong connection they have with the... Read more