Crime and Punishment Revisited

September 26, 2011

By Most Reverend John Vlazny, Archbishop of Portland

“A renewed effort on behalf of the abolition of the death penalty in this land would be yet another effort to encourage our people and fellow citizens to reject a culture of death and to build a culture of life. This very old and fundamental choice was articulated wisely and well long ago in Sacred Scripture: ‘I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live.'” (Dt. 30:19)

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