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Benedict, Scalia, and Yoder on the Growing International Opposition to Capital Punishment

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Current Events | 3 comments

The Colosseum in Rome was lit up on November 29, 2012 in honor of Connecticut’s repeal of the death penalty back in April.  Former...

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Would the Death Penalty Be an Act of Condign Retribution for Mass-Murderers Like Anders Breivik?

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Current Events | 5 comments

In an editorial, “Sometimes the death penalty is warranted,” in the Washington Post, Charles Lane observes that Anders...

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A Cross Removed?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Current Events | 0 comments

A New York Times article that appeared on Good Friday caught my attention because of the topic it covered and how it contrasted with the...

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Most Recent Statement on the Death Penalty

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Current Events | 0 comments

On November 30th, during an address to members of the Catholic Sant’Egidio Community, Pope Benedict XVI offered some words...

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Catholicism and Retribution

Posted by on Nov 5, 2011 in From the Field | 2 comments

The following is an invited guest post by Andrew Skotnicki, who is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Manhattan...

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