Archive for October 25th, 2014

Abolishing the death penalty

va_electric_chair(Dear Friends for Life):   Pope Francis has called on us to expand our fight for the “Culture of Life” by abolishing the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and he attacked a “penal populism” that promises to solve society’s problems by punishment instead of pursuing social justice.

“All Christians and men of good faith are therefore called upon today to fight, not only for the abolition of the death penalty – whether legal or illegal and in all its forms – but also to improve prison conditions, out of respect for the human dignity of persons deprived of their liberty.” Francis went on say that sentencing individuals to life in prison wasn’t any better, calling such penalties “a hidden death penalty.” Continue reading