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Reinstatement of federal death penalty met with opposition by Catholic leaders

WASHINGTON -- The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16...

Florida Catholic bishops urge Gov. DeSantis to commute man’s death sentence

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to commute the death sentence to life in prison for...

New Hampshire death penalty repeal bid called ‘an enormous victory for...

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Senate's vote to repeal the death penalty is "an enormous victory for life," according to the executive director...

U.S. Supreme Court examines potential racial bias in juries on death...

WASHINGTON -- In mid-March, the U.S. Supreme Court considered possible racially biased juries in two death penalty cases. They rejected one case and listened...

California bishops applaud Gov. Newsom for death penalty moratorium

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Catholic bishops of California welcomed the March 13 decision by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom to issue a moratorium on executions...

Alabama death-row inmate executed without imam present after refusal by U.S....

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's refusal to allow an imam to be present at a Muslim man's execution Feb. 7 was "unjust treatment" that...

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,...

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