Death Penalty

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 syringe cna size Against death penalty, Pfizer bans drug sales for lethal injections

The drug company Pfizer has announced it will no longer sell drugs for use in lethal injections because it objects to their use in...

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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 lethal injection room new mexico state pen credit ken piorkowsk cna 728 Ariz. inmate's grueling execution lamented as preventable

Not only could the nearly two-hour execution of an Arizona inmate last week have been avoided, but the number of botched deaths by lethal injection...

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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 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 mother and daughter at a candelight vigil for those injured and killed during the boston marathon bombings on april 21 2013 credit kevork djansezian getty images cna Bishops appeal against death penalty in Boston bombing case

As accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stands trial, the Catholic bishops of Massachusetts are asking that he not receive the death...

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Thumbnail injection vaccine needle biohazard credit cdc debora cartagena cna 11 13 14 5 Boston bomber gets the death penalty – how should Catholics respond?

The death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a legitimate use of state authority, even if Catholics may disagree...

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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 lethal injection credit samrith na lumpoon shutterstock cna Catholics heartened by stay on flurry of planned executions in Arkansas

Little Rock, Ark., Apr 17, 2017 / 02:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As judges halted the planned executions of eight inmates in 10 days in Arkansas,...

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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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