Is the Death Penalty Contrary to the Gospel?

In an October 11 speech to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Pope Francis condemned the death penalty, not only in its concrete application but also as a correct doctrine according to the Gospel. He said … Continue reading

Death Penalty: Avoiding Ambiguity in Doctrinal Matters

 In a strange coalition, conservative and liberal Catholic publications made an appeal to Catholics: “We, the editors of four Catholic journals — America, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter and Our Sunday Visitor — urge the readers of our diverse … Continue reading