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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...

Catholic reporter covered more than 400 executions, sees no deterrent in...

HOUSTON -- Michael Graczyk, a parishioner at a Catholic church in Montgomery County, Texas, has personally witnessed more than 400 executions of Texas inmates...

Florida bishops ask governor Ron DeSantis to spare life of Gary...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The executive director of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops asked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, himself a Catholic, to stay the...

Reinstatement of federal death penalty met with opposition by Catholic leaders

WASHINGTON -- The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16...

Florida Catholic bishops urge Gov. DeSantis to commute man’s death sentence

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to commute the death sentence to life in prison for...

New Hampshire death penalty repeal bid called ‘an enormous victory for...

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Senate's vote to repeal the death penalty is "an enormous victory for life," according to the executive director...

U.S. Supreme Court examines potential racial bias in juries on death...

WASHINGTON -- In mid-March, the U.S. Supreme Court considered possible racially biased juries in two death penalty cases. They rejected one case and listened...

California bishops applaud Gov. Newsom for death penalty moratorium

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Catholic bishops of California welcomed the March 13 decision by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom to issue a moratorium on executions...

Alabama death-row inmate executed without imam present after refusal by U.S....

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's refusal to allow an imam to be present at a Muslim man's execution Feb. 7 was "unjust treatment" that...

Supreme Court examines dementia, health issues in death penalty cases

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court, no stranger to death penalty cases, is looking very narrowly at two aspects of capital punishment this term:...

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