Monday, October 30, 2017
A further reply to Fastiggi, etc.
In an article at Catholic World Report, Robert Fastiggi is critical of the position I have taken vis-à-vis Pope Francis and capital punishment in my recent articles at Catholic Herald and Catholic World Report. I reply to Fastiggi in a new CWR article.
At Public Discourse, E. Christian Brugger has published a two-part article (here and here) responding critically to By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed. I have written a detailed reply to Brugger which will appear at Public Discourse soon. I also recently replied to David McClamrock’s review here at the blog.
Meanwhile, other responses to Fastiggi and/or Brugger have been given by Edward Peters at Catholic World Report, John Joy at One Peter Five, and Chris Plance and Timothy Gordon at Church Militant. At First Things, Dan Hitchens cites the death penalty controversy as an illustration of the doctrinal crisis now facing the Church. Further commentary from Fr. George Rutler.