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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...

Reaction mixed to Tsarnaev death sentence in Boston Marathon bombing

Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Reaction was mixed to the May 15 jury sentencing of death for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his role in the...

Virginia bishops urge Catholics to shift focus of death penalty debate

RICHMOND, Va. (CNS) -- Virginia's bishops called on Catholics in the state's two dioceses to step up to change the debate about the use...

Faith leaders support ending death penalty in Delaware

Dialog Editor   Bishop Malooly joins interfaith leaders calling for House debate on bill ending capital punishment   DOVER — Bishop Wayne P. Wright of the Episcopal Diocese...

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