Saudi Arabia: Our Allies in Truly *Christian* Death Penalty Zeal

One of the many excuses many conservative American Catholics make for blowing off the Church’s teaching about the death penalty and the call of the last three popes to abolish it is the Good Thief Argument. Briefly, it goes like this: The inspired word of God tells us that the death penalty is just when [Read More…]

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Prayer Request from Texas

A reader writes: My wonderful state just sentenced another killer to the death penalty. This one is a disturbed young man (18 at the time he killed) who was adopted from abusive parents in the Philippines and has mental issues. He murdered an elderly man about a mile from my house. Please pray for all [Read More…]

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Singing “Amazing Grace” Kelly Gissendaner Undergoes Pointless Blood Vengeance Killing by the State of Georgia

Nobody is safer.  Nothing but bloody vengeance was achieved.  Nothing has been deterred.  On the earthly scale of things, it was a worthless counter-productive killing of a penitent Christian who had been forgiven her sins by Jesus. But from heaven’s perspective: “This day you shall be with me in paradise.” Be *more* prolife.  Abolish the [Read More…]

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One Practical Way to Heed the Pope’s Call to be *More* Prolife

…is to ask the state of Georgia to spare the life of Kelly Gissendaner.  Time is of the essence since she is slated for execution today: The most important thing you can do is call the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles RIGHT NOW and tell them to show mercy. Here’s the number: (404) 656-4661 (press [Read More…]

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You can help save a life today

Yesterday the state of Georgia issued an execution warrant for Kelly Renee Gissendaner. In 10 days she will die — unless we act now. Despite the tireless efforts of Kelly Gissendaner’s legal team and the outcry from people of faith all over America, despite Kelly’s powerful story of transformation and redemption, state officials are determined [Read More…]

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How To Completely Discredit the Claim that the Five Non-Negotiables are Non-Negotiable

I think it is actually true that the the “Five Non-Negotiables” (abortion, euthanasia, gay “marriage”, ESCR, and human cloning) are, in fact, non-negotiable issues.  I don’t necessarily think they are the *only* non-negotiable issues, but for a quick and dirty index of bottom line moral questions contested in our present political culture, they’ll do. They [Read More…]

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Working Hard to Fight for the Culture of Death Against the Church

Anti-abortion-but-not-prolife Nebraska conservatives labor with might and main to defeat the repeal of the death penalty. The oh-so-super devout “prolife” governor has kicked in $200,000 to makes sure that we can just keep on killing no matter *what* Holy Church says. The Church asks “When do we *have* to kill?”  The Culture of Death asks [Read More…]

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The Innocence Project Demonstrates Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die

It is amazing how many wrongful convictions there are out there in our prison population that now exceeds Stalin’s. If your approach to the death penalty is “Better the innocent should die than the guilty not be killed” you are not thinking as a Christian. I’m looking at you, SCOTUS. Here, by the way is [Read More…]

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Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! to the Great State of Nebraska…

…for outlawing the death penalty and then overriding the veto of the anti-abortion-but-not-prolife Catholic governor for whom the teaching of the Church is not as important as the conservative will to keep the US in the company of such enlightened regimes as Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, China, and North Korea. My prayer is that [Read More…]

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Luckily, this kind of police corruption has never ever happened…

…with capital crimes, resulting in innocent people going to death row. Oh, wait! Commitment to the death penalty, at the end of the day, means “Better the innocent should be murdered by the state than mercy be shown to the guilty.”  On this day when we remember that Jesus Christ has conquered death, let us [Read More…]

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