Few commandments are more immediately relevant to our Western and American ills than the sixth, often translated as, “You shall not murder” but better translated as, “You shall not kill unflawfully” (Ex 20:13). God created all things, living and non-living, and for that reason we should give all things their proper respect. Most importantly, God [ Read More ]
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Pope Francis has officially declared that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases because it is “an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” The Pope’s ruling changes the Roman Catholic Church’s official teaching which previously allowed for executions in instances where they are “the only possible way of effectively defending human [ Read More ]
This month, Pope Francis declared that the death penalty is “contrary to the gospel.” The statement, made on Oct. 11 to an audience of Catholic leaders on the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, suggests that the Catechism will soon be revised to reflect this revision in the Roman [ Read More ]