Daughter of Charity Accompanies Man to Be Executed

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Catholic) – Sister Doris Moore has experienced the personal side of the death penalty. While some people are against capital punishment for legal reasons, the Daughter of Charity is against the state killing inmates for personal and...

Holy See: Death Penalty an Affront to Dignity

Though the Church “continues to maintain that the legitimate authorities of state have the duty to protect society from aggressors,” the declaration explained that in the modern world, the death penalty is difficult to justify. The Holy See’s...

Italy Asks UN To Ban Death Penalty

The Italian Government this week formally petitioned the United Nations Security Council to initiate a process for an international moratorium on the death penalty, just days after Church and political leaders here resoundingly condemned the execution of the former...

Support For Death Penaly Wanes

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As 2006 came to an end, capital punishment was making headlines for what it is not doing: overall declining use, waning support and recent challenges at the state levels about how it is conducted. Shifting public support for capital punishment...