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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...

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...

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