Thursday, September 13, 2018
The latest on Catholicism and capital punishment
Recently at Public Discourse, John Finnis defended the thesis that the Catholic Church could adopt the position that capital punishment is intrinsically immoral. Naturally, I disagree with him. My reply to Finnis has now been published at Public Discourse.
At First Things, Catholic theologian Steven A. Long criticizes the “magisterial irresponsibility” of the recent change to the Catechism.
Also at First Things, and in an interview with Patrick Coffin, philosopher Michael Pakaluk discusses the relationship between the controversy within the Church over capital punishment and the sex abuse scandal.
Catholic World Report hosts a symposium on capital punishment and the change to the Catechism.