Archbishop Coakley on the Execution of Clayton Lockett

September 9, 2014

By Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, OK
April 30, 2014

“How we treat criminals says a lot about us as a society,” the archbishop said. “We certainly need to administer justice with due consideration for the victims of crime, but we must find a way of doing so that does not contribute to the culture of death, which threatens to completely erode our sense of the innate dignity of the human person and of the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.”

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