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Capital Punishment - Latest News
Nov 21, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- A federal judge on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction halting federal executions in the U.S., saying that a challenge to the proposed execution method should be given time to receive a court ruling.
Oct 7, 2019 - 04:29 pm .- Ahead of a scheduled reinstatement of the death penalty for federal inmates, the bishops of Indiana are calling on U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration to reverse the decision.
Jul 30, 2019 - 10:15 am .- Catholic leaders have condemned the federal government’s announcement last week that it will resume of executions after an almost two decade-long hiatus.
Jul 26, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Catholic leaders in the Philippines are calling on Catholics and lawmakers to resist President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to revive the death penalty.
Jul 25, 2019 - 09:41 am .- The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will resume executions after an almost two-decade lapse, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday.
May 30, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Bishop Peter Libasci of Manchester welcomed Thursday the New Hampshire legislature's override of a veto by the governor on capital punishment repeal.
May 21, 2019 - 05:38 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Florida are calling on the state’s governor to spare the life of Bobby Joe Long, a convicted serial killer who is scheduled to be executed on Thursday.
May 6, 2019 - 01:57 pm .- The bishops of Tennessee have requested that the new governor halt four executions planned for this year, reiterating the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life.
Apr 5, 2019 - 12:17 am .- The state of Texas has banned all prison chaplains from its execution chamber, following a Supreme Court decision that halted the execution of a Buddist man who was denied the presence of his chaplain.
Apr 3, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Brunei implemented Wednesday a sharia penal code that punishes such crimes as adultery, sodomy, rape, and blasphemy of Muhammad with the death penalty.
Apr 2, 2019 - 04:56 pm .- A death penalty repeal effort has failed in the Colorado legislature after failing to win enough votes in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Mar 29, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops praised the Supreme Court’s decision to delay the execution of Patrick Murphy, a Buddhist denied access to a minister during his scheduled execution.
Mar 7, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- As a measure to repeal Colorado’s death penalty passed a Senate committee this week, the Colorado Catholic Conference has expressed support for the bill.
Feb 27, 2019 - 05:07 pm .- In a video message sent Wednesday to an international anti-death penalty group Pope Francis encouraged them in their work and deliberations.
Feb 8, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- A Muslim man convicted of murder has been executed in Alabama without his imam present, despite the man’s requests to have his spiritual advisor with him during his execution.
Feb 8, 2019 - 03:04 am .- The Catholic bishops of Washington state are expressing support for a senate bill that would repeal the death penalty.
Dec 17, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- The death penalty is always a rejection of the Gospel and of human dignity, and therefore must be rejected by all countries, Pope Francis told the Delegation of the International Commission against the Death Penalty on Monday.
Oct 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- The ruling was issued Oct. 11 and makes the state one of twenty to halt the use of death penalty. The result was welcomed by Washington’s Catholic bishops.
Aug 29, 2018 - 04:39 pm .- A Catholic judge in Ohio who recently sentenced a man to death defended his decision on both legal and theological grounds.
Aug 13, 2018 - 04:41 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Florida have asked for continued prayers for an end to the death penalty following the stay of an inmate’s execution. They had previously asked Gov. Rick Scott to commute the inmate’s death sentence and cited Pope Francis’ new catechism revisions on the death penalty.