January 18, 2013

Signs of Life Against Death

Sr. Helen Prejean, America Magazine

Can it possibly be happening? After years of relentless dialogue on the death penalty among Catholics in the United States, are we at last beginning to see signs that Catholics are becoming a significant moral force in efforts to abolish state-sanctioned death? Yes! I see it and rejoice.

For the last 34 years I have been engaged in this dialogue—ever since I walked out of Louisiana’s killing chamber in the early morning hours of April 5, 1984, after seeing a man strapped down and killed in front of my eyes.

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TAGGED: Catholic Social Teaching, Catholics, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty


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