Priests for Life would like to strongly echo the Holy Father's call
for the abolition of the death penalty.
Human problems call for humane solutions.
Death, whether of an unborn child or of a convicted criminal, does
not bring us closer to a civilization of love, but rather feeds the mistaken and
dangerous notion that killing is a solution to our problems.
The Bishops and Capital Punishment:
Comprehensive list of Bishops' Statements on the death penalty
of Life and the Penalty of Death (United States Bishops 2005)
Statement of Cardinal Keeler and Cardinal Mahony on Timothy McVeigh (May 2,
Prayer May 15 - Statement of Archbishop Buechlein (April 26, 2001)
Archbishop of Indianapolis issues statement on McVeigh (April 2, 2001)
Archbishop Renato Martino expresses to UN the Holy See's plea to abolish the
Death Penalty (November 2, 1999)
A Good Friday Appeal to End the Death Penalty (US Bishops' Administrative Board,
the Indiana Catholic Conference (August 1998)
The Death Penalty in Our Time
- Cardinal Bernardin, Archbishop of Chicago (May 14, 1985)
US Bishops on
Capital Punishment (November, 1980)
Priests for Life and Capital Punishment:
Priests for Life
Director Calls for Halt to McVeigh Execution (April 30, 2001)
Elections and Capital Punishment
'No' to Capital Punishment: Homily Ideas
Capital Punishment and Abortion
Excerpt from Priests for Life
May-June 1999 Newsletter, Volume 9 #3
Letter to Priests for Life from Catholics Against Capital Punishment (February
Websites on Capital Punishment:
Catholics Against Capital Punishment
A national advocacy organization working for the abolition of the death penalty
in the US…
Death Penalty Information
The Death Penalty Information Center is a non-profit organization serving the
media and the public with
analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment.
The Moratorium Campaign
Chaired by Sr. Helen Prejean, the Moratorium Campaign is a nonprofit,
educational organization dedicated
to obtaining a moratorium on the death penalty.