- May 26, 2020
There are more than 30 Catholic organizations providing some kind of prison ministry in the United States. One reason is because the need is so great, with a prison population estimated at about 2.3 million by the Prison Policy Initiative.
An Ohio prosecutor says a new Catholic Church ruling stating the death penalty is always inadmissible hasn’t changed his stance that it is sometimes necessary to seek the death sentence.
Encouraging an act of mercy and arguing it would not compromise justice, Nebraska’s three Catholic bishops said July 6 they oppose the scheduled execution in August of death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore.
Pope Francis on Saturday met a troubled fellow Argentine and mother of four: Lidia Guerrero, whose son, Victor Hugo Saldaño, has spent 20 years on death row in Texas waiting to be executed, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling finding racial prejudice in his sentence.