The Supremes Reject Execution for Mentally Disabled…

and it appears some conservatives are disappointed. Me, I think the Pope is basically right in Evangelium Vitae: execute people if you have to in order to prevent further loss of life. Otherwise, don’t kill ‘em. This is not a “reversal” of Catholic teaching. The Church still says Caesar has the right to wield the sword. She merely says that this right should not be exercised if mercy can be applied without out endangering the innocent.


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