Carol Zimmerman, Catholic News Service, July 25, 2019
The announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16 years was unwelcome news for Catholic leaders who have advocated against capital punishment.
Henry Organ, National Black Catholic Congress, July 28, 2014
Articles and polls reveal that a significant percentage of Catholics support the death penalty, which has a disparate and adverse impact on, people of color and the poor.
The impetus for the campaign was the anniversary of the first comprehensive United States Catholic bishops’ statement on the topic issued in 1980.
CUADP works to end the death penalty in the United States through education and the promotion of tactical grassroots activism.
NCADP provides information, advocates for public policy and mobilizes and supports individuals and institutions working to abolish capital punishment.
Susanne Dumbleton, Truthout, March 16, 2014
In seeking the death penalty for the accused Boston marathon bomber, Eric Holder violates his personal opposition, Boston public opinion and growing nationwide resistance to execution as criminal punishment.
Jamie Fellner and Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch, April 2006
Andrew Gumbel, Common Dreams, May 4, 2006
Pope John Paul II, the Vatican website, March 25, 1995
Susannah Sheffer and Renny Cushing, Murder Victims Families for Human Rights, 2006
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, March 1, 2005
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Nov. 15, 2000