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Pope Francis calls death penalty ‘unacceptable,’ urges abolition

Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis came out squarely against the death penalty once again, calling it "unacceptable" regardless of the seriousness...

Opposing the death penalty is ‘pro-life’: Advocacy group renews bishop’s call...

Staff reporter   A diocesan group is asking Delaware Catholics to contact state legislators to urge them to follow the example set last year by Maryland...

Md. General Assembly expected to address contentious issues

Catholic Review (Baltimore)  ANNAPOLIS – Leaders of the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) expect no shortage of controversy in the 90-day session of the Maryland General...

Death penalty opponents praise Oregon governor

PORTLAND, Ore. — Catholic and other opponents of the death penalty praised Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber for placing a moratorium on the use of...

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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