- Jul 8, 2020
The Supreme Court, citing racial bias in the prosecutor’s jury selection, overturned the death sentence of a Mississippi African American man who had been tried six times for a quadruple murder charge.
In two recent actions, the U.S. Supreme Court revealed its death penalty decisions are hardly cut and dried.
Pope Francis’s decree that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases could pose a dilemma for Catholic politicians and judges in the United States who are faced with whether to strictly follow the tenets of their faith or the rule of law.
The Aug. 2 announcement that Pope Francis had ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church calling the death penalty “inadmissible” was praised by Catholic death penalty opponents in the United States.
A new documentary chronicles the role of Catholic women throughout the world.