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Capital Punishment & the Death Penalty

Seams in the Seamless Garment?

DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN INNOCENT & GUILTY HUMAN LIFE

Sheldon Vanauken

January-February 1986

If the Seamless Garment links the sparing of innocent human life with the sparing of guilty human life (the murderer or invader of the household or the invader of the country) then the Garment is full of seams.

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Is Francis’s Revised Teaching on the Death Penalty a Development of Doctrine?

THE PRIMACY OF MERCY — OR THE END OF MERCY ?

Monica Migliorino Miller

December 2018

The Culture of Life may be advanced by the Holy Father’s innovation, but he has forged an unsettling theological path to take us there.

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The Confessional Seal & the Sealed Tape

WHEN A SACRAMENT WAS MANIPULATED FOR POLITICAL GAIN

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

April 2018

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Pope Francis Doesn't Need Your Applause
November 2015

Pope Francis isn't satisfied with the reductionism that narrows the Catholic ethic of life to "no abortion," or the Catholic teaching on the family to "no same-sex marriage."

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The Truth About Claude Newman

MIRACLES, MEDALS & AUDIOTAPE

Ralph Frasca

October 2015

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Is There a Biblical Basis for Capital Punishment?

UNDOING CALVARY

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

April 2015

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From Murderer to Monk

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

June 2013

A review of A Different Kind of Cell: The Story of a Murderer Who Became a Monk

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The Order of Justice & the Order of Charity

CHRISTIAN POLITICIANS & CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

James M. Jacobs

July-August 2008

As members of society, we are bound to uphold the order of justice; as members of the Church, we are bound to uphold the order of charity.

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Sister Prejean’s Lack of Credibility

Thomas M. McKenna

December 2005

Review of The Death of Innocents

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Catholic Confusion at the Very Top

OVERCOMING MY RESISTANCE TO FACE THE FACTS

David Palm

March 2004

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"Honor Among Thieves"
November 2003

The murder of a priest-pederast puts in bold relief the behavior of many of our bishops.

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Vengeance Is NOT Mine, Says "the Lord"
July/August 2001

The Oklahoma City bomber and his 168 victims are going straight to heaven -- so says Fr. Ron Ashmore.

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Can There Be Any Right to Life Without a Right to Self-Defense?

ON THE NEW FACE OF PACIFISM

David C. Stolinsky

May 1997

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Inconsistencies in the Abortion Debate

AN APPEAL TO REASON

Mark W. Roche

March 1993

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Capital Punishment in Historical Perspective (Not Being yet Another Argument Pro or Con)

LOOKING BEYOND THE USUAL POINTS OF DEBATE

Robert Kirtland

April 1989

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Should a Pregnant Woman Be Executed?

GUEST COLUMN

John R. Vile

January-February 1988

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