April 22nd Newsletter on Capital Punishment

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April 22nd Newsletter on Capital Punishment

Inspired by my podcast conversation with Sr. Helen Prejean, I blog about the lessons she learned in this ministry and how good Catholics are not listening to each other.  I then present the best articles I could find related to capital punishment.  The Top 5:

  1. In the first section (“Articles About the Death Penalty”) the first link is to a great post about religion and the death penalty. It’s interesting to see the differing perceptions between religions as well as the relationship between adherence and position for/against the death penalty.
  2. In the second section (“Catholic Arguments For the Death Penalty”) the first article is written by Edward Feser, whose recent book has argued for the Catholic position favoring the death penalty, lays out the Catholic arguments for the death penalty.
  3. The next article lays out the USCCB (i.e. the Catholic bishops) position on the death penalty.
  4. The very next article presents the Catholic arguments against the death penalty is a succinct, articulate manner.
  5. I recommend reading the NCR article about Pope Francis’ position on capital punishment.