The protracted legal battle leading up to his execution included widespread condemnation of the experimental method—including from the UN and the EU.
The overture comes amid a fierce legal battle for the state's right to execute, and for the outgoing governor's plan to grant widespread clemency.
Reflection: The life and afterlife of Claude Newman, Black death row inmate who saw the Blessed Virgin
Marian apparitions in the United States are all but non-existent, but one Black Mississippian born this day in 1923 may have broken the mold. Nate Tinner-Williams explores.
The nation's Catholic anti-death penalty NGO is hosting nine days of prayer against the death penalty, ahead of the organization's awards gala in DC.
The nation's Black cardinal, known for his longtime advocacy against the death penalty, will receive an award this October for his activism.
A new petition from a Knights of Peter Claver council in Orange County, CA urges two Southern governors to take action on controversial executions in their states this month.
On this day 281 years ago, British colonial authorities in New York commenced what includes perhaps the first Black Catholic martyrdoms in the future United States.
Interview: Douglas M. Stringer on the need for Democrats—and Black Catholics—in the pro-life movement
Douglas M. Stringer sits down with BCM to discuss his faith journey, his career in politics and law, and his new role with Democrats for Life of America.
A Catholic mother of 14 in Texas has been spared execution for the time being, garnering a sigh of relief from supporters nationwide.
The Diocese of Charleston has again spoken out in support of clemency for South Carolina's Richard Moore, who was granted a stay of execution on Wednesday.
A new poetry competition will award $1000 to a young adult Catholic expressing their opposition to the death penalty in verse. Deadline May 31st.
As the death penalty continues to wreak havoc at the state level, two prominent abolition advocates in the Church will host a dialogue on Tuesday.
The Catholic Mobilizing Network [https://catholicsmobilizing.org/], a restorative justice ministry based in Washington DC, will host a free webinar on the federal death penalty on Thursday, January 26th at 2pm ET with advocates and experts in the field. Entitled “Ending the Federal Death Penalty: The Road Ahead [https://catholicsmobilizing.
A federal court in Denver has granted a stay of execution for two Oklahoma inmates, one of whom claims innocence and has worldwide support for his clemency.
The Holy Father has spoken through his US emissary to request that the governor of Missouri commute the death sentence of an intellectually disabled inmate.
Despite slate of executions scheduled in next month—including one tonight—USCCB issues Respect Life Month statement on abortion
The US bishops' pro-life committee chair has released a statement for Respect Life Month, which begins in a few days. Only kind of life seems to be the focus.