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Sister Helen Prejean: Supreme Court ‘abdicated responsibilities’ in ignoring appeal by...

WASHINGTON -- When the Supreme Court announced June 29 that it would not hear an appeal by federal death-row inmates challenging the method to...

U.S. Supreme Court stops execution, says Texas prison officials need to...

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of execution for Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez June 16, saying the state prison...

Death penalty critics take aim at federal government’s push to move...

WASHINGTON -- Critics of the death penalty denounced the decision June 15 by Attorney General William Barr to set execution dates for four federal...

Catholic leaders denounce Texas rule banning chaplains from death chamber

WASHINGTON — Catholic leaders have spoken against the scheduled execution of Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez June 16 and have denounced the state’s rule...

Walter Barton executed in Missouri despite objections from state Catholic conference,...

WASHINGTON -- Catholic advocates against the death penalty spoke out against Missouri's May 19 execution of a death-row inmate, Walter Barton, whose death by...

Death penalty foes applaud message of new movie ‘Just Mercy,’ based...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The upcoming movie “Just Mercy” “has the potential to wake up out of a slumber the part of society that either...

Rodney Reed spared the death penalty, gains further court review after...

WASHINGTON -- Five days before the scheduled execution of death-row inmate Rodney Reed -- who gained attention of Catholic leaders and celebrities alike --...

Sister Helen Prejean, Catholic leaders urge Texas governor Greg Abbott to...

WASHINGTON — Sister Helen Prejean, Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, and the Catholic Mobilizing Network have been joined by celebrities such as...

Catholic reporter covered more than 400 executions, sees no deterrent in...

HOUSTON -- Michael Graczyk, a parishioner at a Catholic church in Montgomery County, Texas, has personally witnessed more than 400 executions of Texas inmates...

Florida bishops ask governor Ron DeSantis to spare life of Gary...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The executive director of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops asked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, himself a Catholic, to stay the...

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