Archbishop Paul Coakley spoke about the decision Sept. 28.
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The court agreed to hear the case of John Henry Ramirez, who was scheduled to be executed, in its upcoming docket this fall.
COMMENTARY: Cardinal Tobin’s letter to President Trump, requesting clemency for a convicted murderer, drew attention to a pair of important aspects of the Church’s contemporary consideration of capital punishment.
Bishop Baylon called on lawmakers to enact policies that respect human dignity and focus on “a justice that promotes healing and rehabilitation."
The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of legal challenges against the reinstitution of federal executions has renewed the national debate over the death penalty.
COMMENTARY: One must respect the right of Rome to seek to abolish the death penalty, but one may also disagree as to whether this is a homogenous development of doctrine or merely a debate about circumstantial application of that doctrine.
COMMENTARY: History provides context for change, but questions on Paragraph 2267 seem to abound, and not unjustly.