The Death Penalty Two Step

When those eager to kill defend the death penalty, one extremely common lie is “We’re just thinking of the victims. What about them? What about their need for closure? Bleeding heart liberals who oppose the death penalty never think of the victims!” But then, when the victims of capital crime come forward and beg the [Read More…]

Strange Bedfellows

Here’s a piece by a doctor arguing that doctors (who are, recall, sworn to “do no harm”) should be permitted to act as executioners. The logic of his argument is that if doctors don’t do it, then people less qualified may botch the execution, leading to the kind of agonies recently witnessed in the botched [Read More…]

Capital Punishment – A Study in the Development of Doctrine, Part I

Over at Catholic Weekly: A reading from an ancient manuscript found in Jerusalem authored by Micha-el ben Mattityahu: We’re all familiar with the story by now. A weak pope with a long history of dubious opinions and reckless public statements has fallen under the sway of a liberal cleric with radical ideas and is overturning [Read More…]

Next week, in Catholic Weekly, I will be starting a series on the Death Penalty

Here is Exhibit A on why: Man Executed in Arkansas Last Night Chose Communion for His Last Meal How was justice achieved against this guilty-as-sin fake penitent who richly deserved death?: [Ledell] Lee insisted upon his innocence from the day of his arrest through the night of his execution. He implored Arkansas to let him [Read More…]

Yesterday, Sherry Antonetti and I talked about the Death Penalty…

…and development of doctrine, in light of Scripture and the Sunday gospel: [Read more…]

Gov. Rick Scott, Good Christian Member of the Right Wing Culture of Death…

removes state attorney for failing to be sufficiently full of bloodlust. He’s “prolife”, doncha know. I know. I know. “Abortion is intrinsically immoral and the death penalty isn’t.” So what? The teaching of the Church is that unless you absolutely have to kill somebody, don’t do it. It is not, “If you can possibly find [Read More…]

A true witness for life

Slain priest begs for mercy for his killer. Love my faith! [Read more…]

Spare Dylann Roof

The Church says we should only execute people if we absolutely have to. The consistent prolife thing to do is to therefore listen to the Church, not battle her, and agree that Dylann Roof’s life be spared. Respect for Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has every reason to hate the man, but who makes the argument for [Read More…]

Happy News! The Death Penalty is Close…

…to being euthanized. [Read more…]

“I spent 28 years on death row”

Powerful story. I’ve never had an apology, but I forgave those involved in my conviction long before I left prison. I didn’t forgive them so they can sleep well at night. I did it so I can. You can’t send anybody to hell by refusing to forgive them.  You can only keep yourself in hell [Read More…]