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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

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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’

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Lawyer says blasphemy accusation against Ms Bibi was concocted by her enemies

The Vatican recently eliminated life imprisonment from its own penal code.