Texas was without any scheduled executions April 21 after judges intervened in capital punishment cases to allow two men on death row a new opportunity to clear their names.
Judges block Texas executions in day hailed by Catholic leaders as victory for life
Catholic governor calls on Louisiana lawmakers to abolish the death penalty as ‘a pro-life state’
“For the first time, I’m calling on the legislature to end the death penalty.”
Christ’s suffering on Good Friday a call to pray for death penalty abolition, advocates say
Catholic Mobilizing Network, a group that opposes capital punishment, will host April 7 a virtual prayer vigil for an end to capital punishment as a part of its First Friday prayer series.
World needs ‘brave leaders’ advocating an end to death penalty, activist says
More than two-thirds of the world’s countries have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice and 56 nations still retain and implement the death penalty.
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In focus: Pennsylvania death penalty, Portugal abuse report, papal resignation
Advocates displeased with U.S. vote against global death penalty ban
When the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution Dec. 15 to establish a worldwide “moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty,” the United States continued its practice of voting against it.
Oregon commutations, Oklahoma scheduling pace key death penalty report
Counterbalancing Oregon’s move was Oklahoma’s effort to execute 25 death-row inmates in a 29-month span.
‘Can’t not do it,’ says Sister Prejean of her fight to end death penalty
Her passion for both the innocent and the guilty on death row — who all have God-given dignity, she points out — has been her driving force ever since she witnessed her first execution in 1984.