"Today the death penalty is inadmissible, no matter how serious the crime committed. It is an offense against the inviolability of life and the dignity of the human person, one which contradicts God’s plan for man and society and his merciful justice, and impedes the penalty from fulfilling any just objective. It does not render justice to the victims, but rather fosters vengeance." - Pope Francis, March 20, 2015
Additional Catholic Teaching
- Write to your state legislators and urge them to abolish the death penalty.
- Take part in a prayer vigil scheduled the day of an execution.
- Host a Death Penalty workshop at your parish; use the USCCB resource to design a workshop
Listen to a KBVM interview with Brother Dale Recinella on The Biblical Truth about America's Death Penalty
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