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USCCB urges President Trump, Attorney General Barr to stop federal executions...

WASHINGTON  -- Federal executions are at odds with Advent as a season "of anticipated redemption" and must be stopped, said the chairmen of the...

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...

Supreme Court denies appeals of federal death-row inmates; William LeCroy and...

WASHINGTON  -- The Supreme Court denied the appeals of two federal death-row inmates in late September. On Sept. 22, it denied an appeal to postpone...

Walter Barton executed in Missouri despite objections from state Catholic conference,...

WASHINGTON -- Catholic advocates against the death penalty spoke out against Missouri's May 19 execution of a death-row inmate, Walter Barton, whose death by...

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...

Pennsylvania governor puts off executions, says system ‘riddled with flaws’

Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia praised the announcement by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Feb. 13 that he is granting...

Fatal shooting of New York police officers called ‘brutal, irrational’

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan joined in mourning what he called the “brutal and irrational execution of two young, promising and devoted police...

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