Capital Punishment

Thumbnail end death penalty Abolishing the death penalty: Panel urges end to capital punishment in California

ANAHEIM — Pope Francis has called for an end to the death penalty on several occasions, Father Chris Ponnet pointed out during a Feb. 27 panel...

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Thumbnail florida department of corrections execution chamber 1 credit florida state correctional facility cna 10 27 15 Ahead of Florida execution, bishops renew calls against death penalty

Stressing that capital punishment is not necessary in the modern-day U.S., Florida’s Catholic bishops have asked the state governor to commute the...

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Thumbnail archbishop jos h gomez at the second annual immigration summit at christ cathedral feb 27 2016 courtesy of the la archdiocese cna 2 29 16 Archbishop Gomez: It's time to end the death penalty

Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 24, 2016 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Californians should vote for Proposition 62, a ballot measure to end the death...

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Thumbnail nooses credit copyright matthew lee high via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 10 16 14 Asia Bibi's death sentence sparks outrage from Pakistan's Christians

The Lahore High Court's rejection on Thursday of Asia Bibi's appeal against her death sentence, passed by a lower court, has dismayed Christians...

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Thumbnail death penalty credit california department of corrections and rehabilitation wikipedia cc 20 cna As wave of executions draws near, Catholics in Arkansas pray for an alternative

Little Rock, Ark., Apr 9, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Even though legal options have run out, Catholics in Arkansas are still pushing back...

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Thumbnail archbishop james conley celebrating mass at the nebraska state penitentiary 2 photo courtesy of the southern nebraska register cna 4 1 15 Bishop Conley asks for prayers as Nebraska legislators vote on death penalty

As the Nebraska Legislature considers overriding the state governor's veto of a bill that would repeal the death penalty, the Bishop of Lincoln has...

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Thumbnail bishop james d conley prays with brother bishops at his installation as the ninth bishop of lincoln neb credit seth demoor Bishop Conley rejects pro-death penalty ads distorting his words

Lincoln, Neb., Nov 5, 2016 / 02:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop James Conley of Lincoln has called on the group “Nebraskans for the Death Penalty”...

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Thumbnail the lethal injection room at san quentin state prison completed in 2010 credit cacorrections california department of corrections and rehabilitation via wikimedia cna 1 24 14 Botched execution shows death penalty's brutality, bishop says

Commenting on the April 29 bungled execution of a death row inmate at the state penitentiary, Oklahoma City’s archbishop has called for a...

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Thumbnail florida department of corrections execution chamber 1 credit florida state correctional facility cna 10 27 15 California bishops urge voters to reject the death penalty this fall

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 16, 2016 / 02:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday, the bishops of California announced their support of a state ballot...

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Thumbnail death penalty credit california department of corrections and rehabilitation wikipedia cc 20 cna Calif. Supreme Court weighs ballot measure to hasten death penalty

Sacramento, Calif., Jun 8, 2017 / 11:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A ballot measure intended to speed up the application of the death penalty is now...

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Thumbnail injection vaccine needle biohazard credit cdc debora cartagena cna 11 13 14 Catholics speak out against execution of two more Arkansas inmates

Little Rock, Ark., Apr 24, 2017 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Arkansas prepares to conduct the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000,...

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Thumbnail injection vaccine needle biohazard credit cdc debora cartagena cna 11 13 14 Court commended for staying execution of mentally ill man

The Catholic bishops in Texas thanked a federal appeals court for issuing a stay of execution for mentally ill inmate Scott Louis Panetti mere...

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Thumbnail prop 62 Death penalty abolition effort needs more support, poll finds

Despite the ongoing effort of many California voters to put an end to the death penalty, these voters make up less than the majority, according to...

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Thumbnail the lethal injection room at san quentin state prison completed in 2010 credit cacorrections california department of corrections and rehabilitation via wikimedia cna 1 24 14 1 Death penalty suspended in Ohio as lethal drugs questioned

Following the controversial botched execution of an inmate in Ohio, using a new lethal-injection mixture, a federal judge has decided to halt...

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Thumbnail florida department of corrections execution chamber 1 credit florida state correctional facility cna 10 27 15 1 Death penalty under fire as Supreme Court takes disabled man case

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review the death sentence of a man whom lawyers claim is intellectually disabled, in a case that could decide...

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Thumbnail prison credit offstock shutterstock cna Death penalty was on the decline in America in 2016

Washington D.C., Jan 6, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The year 2016 marked a major decline in the number of executions and sentences to capital...

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Thumbnail syringe credit phichet chaiyabin shutterstock cna DIY execution? Arizona’s 'bizarre' new death penalty policy

Phoenix, Ariz., Feb 15, 2017 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s an odd time for death in the United States.   While there is a new push for death...

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Thumbnail florida department of corrections execution chamber 1 credit florida state correctional facility cna 10 27 15 Don't bring back the death penalty, New Mexico bishops plead

Albuquerque, N.M., Aug 23, 2016 / 06:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of New Mexico are speaking up against a proposal to reintroduce...

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