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The federal government resumed the practice of capital punishment after a 17-year hiatus on July 14, 2020.
Three men were executed over a four-day span in July 2020, in what became the first executions carried out by the federal government since 2003. Two more executions followed in August. The resumption of executions is notably out of step with the progress much of the United States has made toward abolishing capital punishment; ten states have abolished the death penalty during that time, and public support for the practice is at a historic low.
CMN urges Catholics and all people of goodwill to continue speaking out against the federal government's backslide into executions and condemn these unnecessary and avoidable attacks on human dignity. Learn how you can take action below.
Petition: Tell AG Barr to "Stop the Executions"
Attorney General William Barr is set to receive an award from the "National Catholic Prayer Breakfast" on Sept. 23, despite playing a lead role behind the federal government's resumption of executions. Two federal executions are scheduled for the days immediately before and after the event.