Interesting article...if I recall, the Catholic Church is opposed to the death penalty as well...should pro-death penalty Catholics also be denied??...magritte
posted on 08/19/2008 1:22:16 PM PDT
(If a problem comes along, you must whip it.)
The Catholic Church does not condemn the death penalty as such; it does teach that it should be imposed only for grave offenses and justly. Pope John Paul II wanted to see it imposed only if there were no other way to protect society, but this was his personal opinion, not the teaching of the Church.
posted on 08/19/2008 1:28:44 PM PDT
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