Priests for Life Statement on the Death Penalty

January 9, 2012

Priests for Life has come to signify two distinct but related movements within the wider pro-life movement. On one level, Priests for Life refers to a very specific effort to galvanize the clergy to preach, teach and mobilize their people more effectively in the effort to end abortion and euthanasia. On another level, Priests for Life represents a family of ministries that reach and enrich every aspect of the pro-life movement, for clergy and laity alike, in a wide variety of activities. 

Death Penalty Statement

Priests for Life would like to strongly echo the Holy Father’s call for the abolition of the death penalty. Human problems call for humane solutions. Death, whether of an unborn child or of a convicted criminal, does not bring us closer to a civilization of love, but rather feeds the mistaken and dangerous notion that killing is a solution to our problems.

Capital punishment page

Preaching on Capital Punishment brochure