Resources provided by the USCCB on the death penalty and its use are based upon the official teaching of the Catholic Church on defense of the common good and on the view that the need for the use of the death penalty in today’s society is “very rare, if practically nonexistant” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2267). Please make use of these resources in abolition efforts and share them among the Catholic communities and organizations of which you are a part.
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- The US death penalty has adverse effects on communities of color and the poor. Read more here (via the NBCC): http://t.co/wxgRIuAaYa about 13 hours ago
- "I wanted revenge, but found compassion." Read more about the restorative justice-oriented Sycamore Tree Project: http://t.co/H6nQGThnAj about 1 day ago
- Learn more about CMN speaker Dale Recinella and his experiences as a death row chaplain! http://t.co/nNacuxNKEY about 2 days ago