Kentucky Archbishop Speaks with Group Calling for Death Penalty Abolition

In 2013, Archbishop Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky spoke with fellow advocates of abolishing the death penalty. In short, his comments to the crowd were:

“I’m against the use of the death penalty…[there is need for] thoughtful conversation to bring people to understand that the taking of a life, innocent or otherwise, will only beget more violence. The reason I stand against the death penalty is because I’m aware that violence will only beget more violence. And also the awareness that a culture of death is fed by violence. You and I cultivate in our own lives a sense of error when we take a life, innocent or otherwise.”

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