Death Penalty

The Catechism Crisis

BY AARON SENG, JANUARY 27, 2021 We are currently witnessing the greatest catechetical crisis in the history of the Church. In 2018, Pope Francis revised the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) to change its teaching on the death penalty—a controversy that continues to be challenged by... read more

U.S. Bishops Approve the Pope’s Capital Punishment Ban

FR. GEORGE W. RUTLER, June 26, 2019 Sæva indignatio. Few writers in the history of English letters could express “savage indignation” at human folly as did Jonathan Swift who wrote those words for his own epitaph. Our times give ample opportunity to empathize with him, and that is never... read more

A comment on a cardinal’s tweet re capital punishment

By Edward Peters, JD, JDC, In the Light of the Law Blog, June 17, 2019 Earlier today Cdl. Dolan of New York tweeted: “With the clear and cogent clarification of the successor of St. Peter, there now exists no loophole to morally justify capital punishment.” The supposedly clear and... read more

Cardinal Müller: Clergy Sex Abuse Involves Sexual Misconduct, Not Merely Clericalism

Speaking with the Register, the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says Church leaders must acknowledge the central role homosexuality has played in the abuse crisis. By Edward Pentin, Jan. 23, 2019 Those who reduce clergy sex abuse to clericalism and never mention... read more

New York Governor Cuomo Wants To Ban The Death Penalty…Except For Unborn Children. Go Ahead And Kill Those.

By Ben Shapiro, January 24, 2019, Daily Wire This week, the media did everything in their power to avoid talking about the pro-life March for Life, attended by hundreds of thousands of people who braved the cold to stand with the rights of unborn children. Instead, the media manufactured... read more

New book exposes dangers of pope’s ‘paradigm shift’

LIMERICK, Ireland, December 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The “paradigm shift” presented by this pontificate is nothing short of a “revolution that basically consists of – from a theological standpoint – changing the concept of Revelation,” a Chilean author argues in a new book. José... read more

Monsignor Bux: Pope Francis Must Urgently Issue Profession of Faith

The Vatican theologian says unless the Pope reaffirms Church teaching on morals, the faith and the sacraments, ‘the apostasy will deepen and the de facto schism will widen.’ Edward Pentin Blog In a forceful interview with Italian Vaticanist Aldo Maria Valli, Msgr. Nicola Bux has warned... read more

The Pope Makes a Fatal Error

He says the death penalty is ‘inadmissible,’ though not intrinsically evil. He doesn’t note it saves lives. By Joseph M. Bessette When Pope Francis last week declared the death penalty “inadmissible,” politicians pounced. “The death penalty is a stain on our conscience,” tweeted... read more

Chicago Cardinal: I Wish Justice Scalia Lived to See Pope Outlaw Death Penalty

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D, 6 Aug 2018 Cardinal Blase Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, told a panel last week that he wished Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had lived long enough to see Pope Francis declare the death penalty “inadmissible.” “Would that he had lived to be here... read more

Francis Uses Junk Theology to End the Death Penalty

By  Monica Migliorino Miller, August 6, 2018 “One has to strongly affirm that condemnation to the death penalty is an inhuman measure that humiliates personal dignity, in whatever form it is carried out.” On August 2, Pope Francis altered the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic... read more

Pope Francis and the death penalty: another dose of confusion

By Phil Lawler, Aug 02, 2018 Once again Pope Francis has given the world reason to believe that the teachings of the Catholic Church can and will change. Was the Pope’s decision to revise the Catechism’s teaching on the death penalty a change in Church teaching, or a development of... read more