Sunday, October 15, 2017
Pope Francis on capital punishment
Pope Francis has made news with his recent remarks about capital punishment and the catechism. They are seriously problematic. In an article at Catholic Herald, I provide an analysis.
LifeSiteNews has also asked me to comment on the story.
In our book By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment (at pp. 183-96), Joseph Bessette and I analyze in detail Pope Francis’s previous statements on this subject. They too are problematic, but less so than the pope’s most recent remarks.