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  • [Cath Caucus] Can Pope Francis’ Death Penalty Teaching be Harmonized with Scripture and Tradition?

    08/18/2018 5:33:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 18, 2018 | Fr. Brian W. Harrison, O.S.
    August 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- In the less than three weeks since the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) promulgated and explained on August 2 a new papally mandated revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty, the Internet has been awash with conflicting interpretations of this revised version of CCC #2267. It seems like Amoris Laetitia All Over Again: some Catholic scholars affirm, while others deny, that another novel papal teaching can be given a valid ‘hermeneutic-of-continuity’ reading in harmony with the previous magisterium. And as we saw in the wake of...
  • Capital Punishment in Japan

    08/16/2018 10:17:51 AM PDT · by chajin · 10 replies
    Nippon.com ^ | August 16, 2018 | nippon.com
    Seven leading members of the religious cult Aum ShinrikyĹŤ, including its founder Matsumoto Chizuo (Asahara ShĹŤkĹŤ), were executed on July 6, 2018, for their roles in masterminding a series of major crimes including the March 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo subway lines that resulted in the deaths of 13 people [snip]...The decision to execute prisoners now is said to have been based on the difficulty of doing so in 2019, as the year of the imperial succession, or 2020, when the Tokyo Olympic Games will take place.
  • The Day Andrew Cuomo Got Religion

    08/12/2018 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | T.R. Clancy
    Who could have predicted back in 1928 that Al Smith's successor as governor of New York would be explaining his advancement of legislation by his "solidarity" with the pope?  Back then, poor Governor Smith was defeated in his run for president in part by anti-Catholic fears that he represented a "Romish Peril," not least by way of a transatlantic tunnel between Washington and the Vatican.  A vote for Al Smith would put America under the dictatorship of the pope. So when Governor Andrew Cuomo, literally on the same day Pope Francis declared that the death penalty is "inadmissible" in all cases, introduced...
  • Tennessee child killer Billy Ray Irick picks deluxe burger combo as last meal before execution

    08/09/2018 7:55:48 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/09/18 | Katherine Lam
    A Tennessee convicted child rapist and killer on Wednesday picked a deluxe burger combo as his last meal before his execution -- the first in the state in nearly a decade. Billy Ray Irick, 59, chose the combo that included a super deluxe burger, onion rings and a Pepsi soft drink, the Tennessee Department of Correction said Wednesday. Irick, who is being held at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, will eat his last meal before his execution, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. The name of the restaurant that prepared the meal was not released “out of...
  • CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: Pope Francis vs. the Catholic Church

    08/07/2018 7:14:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Remnat Newspaper ^ | August 7, 2018 | RTV
    RTV's 'Sunday Sermons from South St. Paul' blows the lid off Pope Francis's attempt to change the constant teaching of the Catholic Church on capital punishment. In what surely must be one of the most courageous sermons of 2018, this diocesan priest takes the gloves off and asks: "What's it going to be? The constant teaching established by Scripture, doctors and fathers of the Church, sainted popes and God Himself? Or that which rests on the whim of Pope Francis, who seems to think the Catholic Church’s binding teaching is whatever his opinion happens to be." God help us, what...
  • The Catholic Catechism Has Changed: Is the Pope Right About the Death Penalty?

    08/06/2018 9:10:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/06/2018 | Rev. Mark H. Creech
    The Vatican announced on Thursday that Pope Francis had approved formal alterations to Catholic teaching that clarify the death penalty is unacceptable. The section of the Catholic Catechism which deals with capital punishment will now read: "Recourse to the death penalty on the part of legitimate authority, following a fair trial, was long considered an appropriate response to the gravity of certain crimes and an acceptable, albeit extreme, means of safeguarding the common good. Today, however, there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person is not lost even after the commission of very serious penal sanctions imposed...
  • [Catholic Caucus] With Catechism Change, An Opening of Pandora’s Box

    08/05/2018 3:21:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 3, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    The debate over the pope’s recently announced changes to the Catechism on the subject of capital punishment are being hotly debated in every corner of the Catholic world. Some are saying this change is a mere “development of doctrine.” Some think it’s not a change in doctrine at all, but an adjustment to practical application. On The World Over with Raymond Arroyo, Robert Royal characterized it as a “break” with tradition; Fr. Gerald Murray called it an “overthrow.” (Their discussion is worthwhile if you have time for it.) Others – like me – take it a step farther, believing that...
  • Canon 1373

    08/04/2018 12:37:05 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 63 replies
    Code of Canon Law ^ | 1983 | Libreria Editrice Vaticana
    Can. 1373 A person who publicly incites among subjects animosities or hatred against the Apostolic See or an ordinary because of some act of power or ecclesiastical ministry or provokes subjects to disobey them is to be punished by an interdict or other just penalties.
  • Let’s Be Careful in Our Charges Regarding the New Wording of the Catechism on the Death Penalty

    08/04/2018 6:44:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 98 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-03-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Let’s Be Careful in Our Charges Regarding the New Wording of the Catechism on the Death Penalty Msgr. Charles Pope • August 3, 2018 • As most of you know, the Pope has directed that the wording of the Catechism of the Catholic Church about capital punishment be changed. The new wording is as follows:2267. Recourse to the death penalty on the part of legitimate authority, following a fair trial, was long considered an appropriate response to the gravity of certain crimes and an acceptable, albeit extreme, means of safeguarding the common good.Today, however, there is an increasing awareness...
  • [Cath Cauc]Did Pope Francis say he wants to let loose Rapists & Murderers like Ted Bundy in 2014?

    08/03/2018 7:36:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | August 3, 2018 | Fred Martinez
    Did Pope Francis say he wants to let loose Rapists & Murderers like Ted Bundy in 2014? Not only does Pope Francis formally professed the heresy that "the death penalty is inadmissible," but he wants to let loose the Ted Bundys to rape and kill or is he senile or so out of touch with reality that he thinks rapist and murderers are miraculously going to stop raping and killing. [Francis formal heresy:http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2018/08/unambiguously-pope-francis-formally.html?m=1] Bundy was a serial murderer and rapist who, also, tortured the victims and even engaged in necrophilia with their bodies.  If Ted Bundy had not received the death penalty and was instead...
  • [Cath Cauc]LGBT‘Catholic’ groups:If Pope can reverse ...teaching on death penalty, why not homosex?

    08/03/2018 7:05:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 3, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    LGBT ‘Catholic’ groups: If Pope can reverse Church teaching on death penalty, why not homosexuality? Dorothy Cummings McLean Follow Dorothy catechism of the catholic church, catholic, death penalty, fortunate families, homosexuality, new ways ministry, pope francis LEXINGTON, Kentucky, August 3, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-homosexual dissident 'Catholic' groups see in Pope Francis’ ‘changing’ of the Church’s teaching on the death penalty the hope that the Church will one day also change its teaching against homosexuality.  New Ways Ministry called the change in the Catechism proof that "Church teaching can change." "It’s important for Catholic advocates for LGBT equality to take note of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] On Capital Punishment

    08/03/2018 1:40:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | August 3, 2018 | David Warren
    While writing this column, on another topic, I was distracted by a friend. He had me look at the news for “the latest” from Pope Francis. I was told he had changed Church teaching on the death penalty, by an amendment to the Catechism. Quickly checking the usual Internet sites, I found this rumor confirmed in many places. While I do not trust “the meejah,” generally, I fear in this instance the reports are true. Moreover, I was expecting this to happen. The “new teaching” had been signaled by the Holy Father many times. He has also, incidentally, signaled his...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis and Capital Punishment

    08/03/2018 11:39:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    First Things ^ | August 3, 2018 | Edward Feser
    In a move that should surprise no one, Pope Francis has once again appeared to contradict two millennia of clear and consistent scriptural and Catholic teaching. The Vatican has announced that the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be changed to declare the death penalty “inadmissible” given the “inviolability and dignity of the person” as understood “in the light of the Gospel.”There has always been disagreement among Catholics about whether capital punishment is, in practice, the morally best way to uphold justice and social order. However, the Church has always taught, clearly and consistently, that the death penalty is in...
  • [Cath Cauc] St. Alphonsus: "... The public authority is given the power to kill wrongdoers, ..."

    08/03/2018 8:13:56 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 3, 2018 | Confitebor
    St. Alphonsus: ". . . The public authority is given the power to kill wrongdoers, and that not unjustly . . ." St. Alphonsus, Holy Doctor of the Faith Inasmuch as Pope Francis chose August 2, the traditional memorial of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, bishop and confessor, Doctor of the Church, to make public his attempt to chuck down the Memory Hole the irreformable truth that "the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty," it is only fitting that the faithful recall what this eminent Doctor of Truth had to say on this...
  • Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

    08/02/2018 6:47:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 212 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2018 | Chico Harlan
    ROME — Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching to fully reject the death penalty, the Vatican announced Thursday, saying it would work to abolish capital punishment worldwide. The change addresses several sentences of the catechism, the compendium of Catholic teaching, but it sharply amplifies the church’s opposition against one of the world’s most debated policies. The church’s updated teaching states that capital punishment is “inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” Previously, the church allowed for the death penalty in very rare cases, only as a means of “defending human lives against...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Death Penalty Debacle: Our Lady of Fatima called it

    08/02/2018 8:18:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 87 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | August 2, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    The big news of the day in Catholic (and other) circles concerns the announcement that Francis has issued a rescript to the CDF changing the neo-church teaching on the death penalty as stated in the so-called Catechism of the Catholic Church. (CCC)In short, CCC 2267 most recently reflected the wishes of John Paul II to say that cases of the death penalty as an absolute necessity for effectively preventing crime are “very rare, if not practically non-existent;” the quote coming from his Encyclical, Evangelium Vitae. This treatment left the door cracked ever-so-slightly for the just use of capital punishment;...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Killing Capital Punishment: Francis vs. the Catholic Church

    08/02/2018 5:31:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Remnant ^ | August 2, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Latest Addition to the Bergoglian Pseudo-Magisterium...For the past five years the Church has suffered under a Pope who actually believes that the Magisterium is literally whatever he thinks. To quote his own admission in this regard, made during one of his infamous interviews: “I’m constantly making statements, giving homilies. That’s magisterium. That’s what I think, not what the media say that I think. Check it out; it’s very clear.”  It occurs to me that a “magisterium” one is urged to “check out” might have a rather ephemeral quality quite inconsistent with the concept of the Magisterium rightly understood. And now the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pastor of Latin Mass Parish Manfully Shepherds His Flock

    08/02/2018 4:05:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | August 2, 2018 | Ann Barnhardt
    Pastor of Latin Mass Parish Manfully Shepherds His Flock Across the transom just now.  Please distribute.PRAY FOR THIS PRIEST, HIS CONFRERES, SUPERIORS, and ALL HOLY PRIESTS. Dear Parishioner, You may have read that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has recently announced the the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be amended to teach that the Death Penalty, i.e. the judicial condemnation of an evil-doer to death, by competent authority, is now to be considered always inadmissible. Leaving aside any discussion of particulars, and making reference only to the general principle, such a position runs contrary to the...
  • UK halts cooperation with US on two ISIS fighters over possibility of death penalty

    07/28/2018 4:31:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    The British government has reportedly halted cooperating with the U.S. over two British members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) due to concerns they could face the death penalty. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, who are accused of involvement in the killing of more than two dozen hostages, are two members of a cell of ISIS fighters known as "The Beatles" because of their British accents. The U.K. government faced backlash earlier this month after agreeing to cooperate with the U.S. and share intelligence about the cases without seeking assurance that they would not face the...
  • Catholic Judges in Capital Cases [Information in re. Amy Coney Barrett]

    07/03/2018 2:29:31 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    Marquette Law Review, Notre Dame Law School ^ | 1998 | Amy Coney Barrett, John H. Garvey
    Catholic Judges in Capital Cases Amy Coney Barrett, Notre Dame Law School John H. Garvey Document Type Article Publication Date 1998 Publication Information 81 Marq. L. Rev. 303 (1997-1998) Abstract The Catholic Church's opposition to the death penalty places Catholic judges in a moral and legal bind. While these judges are obliged by oath, professional commitment, and the demands of citizenship to enforce the death penalty, they are also obliged to adhere to their church's teaching on moral matters. Although the legal system has a solution for this dilemma by allowing the recusal of judges whose convictions keep them from...