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Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/11/17

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

No Pope can overturn the Church’s teaching that the death penalty is legitimate. So Francis’s comments were puzzling

The Church was a leading force in the abolition of capital punishment, but some Catholics are endorsing it again

Most of the great theologians have defended the principle of capital punishment. We’re in danger of forgetting why

Lawmakers approved the bill to reinstate capital punishment with 216 to 54 votes

Underneath Fr Rutler’s wit and erudition is a deep orthodoxy and Christian hope

Bishops in Nebraska have urged voters to maintain the repeal of the death penalty in an upcoming vote

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Massachusetts bishops say defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ‘will never again have the ability to cause harm’

The Pope has issued a letter in which he describes capital punishment as ‘cruel, inhumane and degrading’