Death Penalty

Protesters opposed to the death penalty demonstrate outside a Georgia state prison for men in Jackson in this 2008 file photo. Called the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, it holds the state's execution chamber. (OSV News photo/Tami Chappell, Reuters)

Texas executes death-row inmate despite allegations of false testimony at trial

Ivan Cantu was executed Feb. 28 by the state of Texas despite claims that the Texan's 2001 conviction for killing James Mosqueda and Amy Kitchen, his cousin and his cousin's fiancee, was based on false testimony.
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A group of demonstrators rally against the death penalty outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington Oct. 13, 2021. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Advocates displeased with U.S. vote against global death penalty ban

When the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution Dec. 15 to establish a worldwide "moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty," the United States continued its practice of voting against it.
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The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Many argue the death penalty can help survivors move on with their lives. However, this counselor writes that true healing can happen only when we learn to "walk with the pain. "
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A Pro-Life State of the Union

From abortion to stem-cell research, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pro-life committee is working hard to educate and empower Americans to save lives.
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