Four major Catholic journals: End the death penalty

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I used to favor the death penalty. It feels right, bracing, and perfectly just. When people commit intolerable crimes, they should be removed from society, cleanly and permanently. It just feels right.But as civilized people, the powers we grant to the state must be based on facts, not on feelings. Here are the facts about the death penalty in the United States:It does not decrease crime. It does not bring closure to the families of victims. It is not the only way, in this country, … [Read more...]

At the Register: Evil Isn’t Private (And Neither Is Good)

Like it or not, we are all part of that family -- as we see in the story of a drug addict who infected dozens of patients in the hospital where he worked, and the young judge who thought hard about his sentence. … [Read more...]


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