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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...

Candidates’ faith draws attention at vice presidential debate

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In opening remarks during the vice presidential candidates’ debate Oct. 4, each candidate alluded to faith, but they didn’t return...

New Mexico bishops oppose plan to reinstate death penalty there

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Catholic bishops of New Mexico in an Aug. 18 statement said they oppose Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s plan to reinstate...

Death penalty fosters revenge, not justice, Pope Francis says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Use of the death penalty is an unacceptable practice that sows vengeance and does not bring justice to the...

Delaware high court debates death penalty, but I.H.M. parishioner has already...

For The Dialog   LEWES – While Delaware’s judicial system studies the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty statute and the legislature haggles over whether the...

Supreme Court rules Florida’s death penalty system unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 12 said the state of Florida’s death penalty system is unconstitutional because it allows judges, rather than...

‘We must recommit ourselves to end’ death penalty, say U.S. bishops

WASHINGTON — The Catholic faith tradition “offers a unique perspective on crime and punishment, one grounded in mercy and healing, not punishment for its...

Nebraska repeals the death penalty

By Catholic News Service LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Legislature May 20 passed a measure to repeal the death penalty with enough votes to override...

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