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The Missouri Catholic Conference, Capital Punishment, Brain Injury, and the Imminent Execution of Cecil Clayton

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Bioethics, Life and Death, Current Events | 0 comments

This past week’s issue of the St. Louis Review, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, included an editorial,...

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Catholic Voices Unite Against the Death Penalty

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

On Thursday, four diverse Catholic publications – America, National Catholic Reporter, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday...

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Open Letter to Gov. Nathan Deal Regarding Kelly Gissendaner from a Catholic Theologian

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Bioethics, Life and Death, Current Events | 2 comments

Dear Governor Deal (and Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles)*: As ​a ​Catholic ​moral ​theologian ​ (and a former corrections officer and...

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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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