Killing of another kind

In a Good Friday statement, the adminstrative board of the bishop’s conference calls for an end to the death penalty in the United States. "On this Good Friday, a day when we recall our Savior’s own execution, we appeal to all people of good will, and especially Catholics, to work to end the death penalty."

Placing their views in the context of the consistent ethic of the life, the board argues: "Increasing reliance on the death...

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