- May 27, 2020
Catholic justice and peace commissions have called for greater attention to social justice across the European Union, urging political leaders to take steps to curb food waste, arms exports and multinational abuses.
Justice, along with prudence, fortitude and temperance, is a virtue that must be defended for the good of society, Pope Francis told a group of Italian judges.
Restorative justice should be advocated as a key element in criminal justice reform, according to participants at an April 25 conference in Washington sponsored by the Catholic Mobilizing Network, which champions restorative justice as well as an end to the death penalty.
“To say no to impunity is to say no to the infernal cycle of violence. Nothing must be above the law,” said Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga of the Central African Republic, where wanton killing of civilians often goes unpunished.
President-elect Donald Trump relied heavily on the importance of law and order. Father Dwight Longenecker reflects on the concepts of authority, justice and peace, and questions whether Catholics can support a law and order administration.