Violence in Our Society: Death is not the Answer

September 25, 2011

By The Bishops of Louisiana (1994)

In this culture in which death is so prevalent and is often a deliberate choice in a desperate attempt to solve a human problem, it is easy to understand the anger, fear and frustration which lead some to promote the death penalty as the best way to counteract violence and get tough on crime. However, we the Catholic Bishops of Louisiana, in agreement with the stated position of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, are compelled to raise a voice of reasoned dissent.

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