“There has never been a more critical time for Catholics and people of good will to unite around our shared call to ‘work with determination,’ as the Catechism of the Catholic Church now says, for the death penalty’s abolition worldwide.”
The federal government is about to execute the only Native American man on death row—despite his tribe’s wishes.
"The Catholic Church and the Navajo Nation stand together in opposition to the execution of Lezmond Mitchell because it, like the racism which brought his death sentence to pass, erodes the sanctity of human life."
On March 5, Thursday in the first week of Lent, the state of Alabama executed Nathaniel Woods, a 43-year-old black man convicted of the murders of three white police officers. The thing is, he did not kill anyone. This fact is undisputed.