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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...

Pope: Spirit helps church see wrongs in death penalty, slavery

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Faith is a journey guided by the Holy Spirit, who helps the church grow in understanding the sinful nature...

Bishop Malooly’s letter to priests decries anti-life bills in Dover

On May 3, Bishop Malooly wrote a letter to priests of the Diocese of Wilmington regarding three bills introduced this legislative session in Dover...

Voters reject nearly all measures on issues of Catholic concern

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In this year’s election, voters went against nearly all of the ballot initiatives backed by Catholic leaders and advocates, except...

Florida Supreme Court: Juries must be unanimous in death penalty verdicts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- In an Oct. 14 ruling, the Florida Supreme Court said the death penalty cannot be imposed unless the jury is...

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