You cannot teach the value of life by taking life

As companion piece to my previous post, I’ll blog the recent USCCB call to abolish the death penalty:

“It is time for our nation to abandon the illusion that we can protect life by taking life. When the state, in our names and with our taxes, ends a human life despite having non-lethal alternatives, it suggests that society can overcome violence with violence. The use of the death penalty ought to be abandoned not only for what it does to those who are executed, but what it does to all of society.” — US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Nov 16th.

The Catholic Campaign to End the Use of the Death Penalty has a newly launched website with advocacy resources.

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