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.
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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.
Pope Francis approved the revision of Catholic teaching calling the death penalty 'inadmissible' and explaining how the language builds upon preceding magisterium of recent popes.
COMMENTARY: The revised wording on capital punishment from the Vatican is an important reaffirmation of a central tenet of the Gospel.