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U.S. bishops say ‘enough’ on federal executions, call for ‘rehabilitation and...

WASHINGTON -- Just hours before the sixth federal execution took place this year, and two days before the next one was scheduled, two U.S. bishops' committee chairmen...

Appeals court lifts lower court ruling blocking federal executions, sends cases...

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court decision April 7 lifted a lower court ruling that had prevented the execution of federal death-row inmates. And although...

Ash Wednesday: Story of a death-row inmate who chose to emphasize...

I first met Glenn in the summer of 2000 after I had begun a weekly ministry on Ohio's death row. In early 2006 I...

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...

Idaho Catholics urged to support commutation of death sentence

BOISE, Idaho -- Bishop Michael P. Driscoll of Boise has urged Catholics throughout the state to write to the Idaho Commission of Pardons and...

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