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Capital Punishment - Latest News
Mar 7, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- As a measure to repeal Colorado’s death penalty passed a Senate committee this week, the Colorado Catholic Conference has expressed support for the bill.
Feb 27, 2019 - 05:07 pm .- In a video message sent Wednesday to an international anti-death penalty group Pope Francis encouraged them in their work and deliberations.
Feb 8, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- A Muslim man convicted of murder has been executed in Alabama without his imam present, despite the man’s requests to have his spiritual advisor with him during his execution.
Feb 8, 2019 - 03:04 am .- The Catholic bishops of Washington state are expressing support for a senate bill that would repeal the death penalty.
Dec 17, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- The death penalty is always a rejection of the Gospel and of human dignity, and therefore must be rejected by all countries, Pope Francis told the Delegation of the International Commission against the Death Penalty on Monday.
Oct 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- The ruling was issued Oct. 11 and makes the state one of twenty to halt the use of death penalty. The result was welcomed by Washington’s Catholic bishops.
Aug 29, 2018 - 04:39 pm .- A Catholic judge in Ohio who recently sentenced a man to death defended his decision on both legal and theological grounds.
Aug 13, 2018 - 04:41 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Florida have asked for continued prayers for an end to the death penalty following the stay of an inmate’s execution. They had previously asked Gov. Rick Scott to commute the inmate’s death sentence and cited Pope Francis’ new catechism revisions on the death penalty.
Aug 3, 2018 - 06:02 pm .- Bishops across the US have welcomed the modification made to the Catechism of the Catholic Church saying the Church teaches that capital punishment is “inadmissible.”
Jul 24, 2018 - 06:46 pm .- The Ohio Catholic Conference on Friday welcomed the state governor's decision to grant reprieve and commutation to two men who were to have been executed.
Jul 6, 2018 - 05:11 pm .- Nebraska's bishops on Friday issued a statement opposing the execution of Carey Dean Moore, whose execution date has been set for Aug. 14.
May 16, 2018 - 12:09 am .- The Catholic Conference of Illinois decried the governor’s call to re-establish the death penalty, which has not been used in the state in nearly 20 years.
Apr 13, 2018 - 12:00 am .- After a record-high year of death sentences implemented around the world in 2016, a new report released by Amnesty International shows an overall decrease in capital punishment during 2017.
Mar 22, 2018 - 03:30 pm .- The Trump administration’s call for increased use of the death penalty in drug-related crimes will not address the root causes of the opioid crisis, one Catholic advocate said Thursday.
Mar 13, 2018 - 03:34 pm .- As a death row inmate in Alabama sues the state over a botched execution last month, a Catholic advocacy group said the case emphasize inherent flaws in capital punishment itself.
Feb 13, 2018 - 01:48 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed the execution of an Alabama man who killed a police officer in 1985, on the grounds that the inmate reportedly suffers from dementia.
Oct 28, 2017 - 06:02 am .- Republican lawmakers play an increasing role in opposition to the death penalty. Both political principles and, for some, their Catholic faith, play a role in motivating their stand.
Oct 12, 2017 - 09:37 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis told a gathering in Rome that the Catechism of the Catholic Church should significantly revise its treatment of the death penalty.
Aug 24, 2017 - 06:04 am .- A governor’s decision to stay the imminent execution of a death row inmate following claims of new evidence has drawn praise from the Missouri Catholic Conference.
Aug 22, 2017 - 04:27 pm .- An imminent execution scheduled for this week is the wrong path, said Florida’s Catholic bishops, urging the governor of the state to intervene.