Response to death penalty sentence in Boston marathon trial

May 15, 2015

Today, a federal jury in Boston sentenced 21 year old Dzhokhar
Tsarnaev to death.

Catholic Mobilizing Network prays for the victims of the Boston
marathon bombing, their families, and all those whose lives have been
touched by violence. We believe in the dignity of all human life. Our
faith calls us to be hopeful for the salvation of all. We stand with
our Church and with Pope Francis who reminds us that, “God is in
everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster.”
(Pope Francis, August 2013) We should never deny the opportunity for
God to transform the lives of even those who have committed heinous
acts. We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing.