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Supreme Court denies stay of execution for Texas inmate Orlando Hall;...

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court Nov. 19 denied a stay of execution for federal inmate Orlando Hall, who was put to death by lethal...

With more federal executions pending, U.S. bishops call on Trump, Barr...

WASHINGTON — In response to the upcoming federal execution of Orlando Hall Nov. 19, and two more federal executions scheduled to take place in...

Catholic leaders denounce Texas rule banning chaplains from death chamber

WASHINGTON — Catholic leaders have spoken against the scheduled execution of Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez June 16 and have denounced the state’s rule...

Rodney Reed spared the death penalty, gains further court review after...

WASHINGTON -- Five days before the scheduled execution of death-row inmate Rodney Reed -- who gained attention of Catholic leaders and celebrities alike --...

Sister Helen Prejean, Catholic leaders urge Texas governor Greg Abbott to...

WASHINGTON — Sister Helen Prejean, Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, and the Catholic Mobilizing Network have been joined by celebrities such as...

Sister Prejean tells how she ‘woke up’ to injustices nearly 40...

WASHINGTON — Sister Helen Prejean, the well-known advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, was not always doing this work. It came out...

Supreme Court blocks death penalty case of inmate with dementia

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is sending a death-row case back to the lower courts to determine if the inmate’s dementia, brought on by...

Catholic death penalty opponents praise pope’s catechism revision

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Aug. 2 announcement that Pope Francis had ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church calling the death...

Death row pilgrim: Sister Prejean joins event for pilgrimage planners in...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Professional pilgrimage planners and those who regularly receive or accompany pilgrims set off on their own Year of Mercy...

Catholic women urged to oppose death penalty

CHICAGO -- Work to end the death penalty. That’s what Sister Helen Prejean asked of more than 650 women Nov. 9 at the National...

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