March 8, 2021

Tag: Capital Punishment

The Loss of Innocence

If there is one issue of Catholic moral teaching that has wasted more time and energy of the faithful in the pews, it is the death penalty. Acceptance and approval of capital punishment within the Catholic Church has varied throughout history...

The Catechism on the Death Penalty

The Catechism of the Catholic Church has recently revised its teaching on capital punishment (section 2267). The new section, approved by Pope Francis, replaces the section written by Pope John Paul II. The following excerpts illustrate the main...