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Supreme Court examines dementia, health issues in death penalty cases

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court, no stranger to death penalty cases, is looking very narrowly at two aspects of capital punishment this term:...

Condemned Catholic woman to learn her fate for blasphemy in Pakistan

CHESTER, England -- The first Catholic woman to be condemned to death under Pakistan's blasphemy laws will discover her fate later this month, her...

Top Vatican diplomat calls for universal abolition of death penalty

VATICAN CITY — Abolishing the death penalty worldwide would reflect the brave and hope-filled belief that crime can be dealt with without capital punishment...

Working together to support life

Angie Wingert has been part of the leadership team of the St. Wenceslaus Parish pro-life group in Omaha, Nebraska, for the past 15 years,...

Nebraska Catholic bishops invited all to pause to pray during execution

OMAHA, Neb. — The state of Nebraska Aug. 14 executed its first death-row prisoner in 21 years, convicted murderer Cary Dean Moore, who was...

Catholic death penalty opponents praise pope’s catechism revision

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Aug. 2 announcement that Pope Francis had ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church calling the death...

Pope Francis revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism...

Vatican Letter: Pope Francis’ pro-life challenge: Respect all life, oppose death...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ recent statement that the death penalty is incompatible with the Gospel focused less on a government's role...

High court: State erred in denying poor defendant independent evaluation

  Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, said the state of Alabama erred in denying an indigent defendant now...

Viewpoint: Deny Dover’s death-dealing bills

  Spring, nature’s season of rebirth and growth, has taken on a deadly aspect in Dover’s Legislative Hall with the introduction of three bills this...

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