5.15
Misc: Boston Bombings: Cardinal O’Malley warns of ‘culture of death’

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Cardinal O'Malley

“Obviously as a Catholic I oppose the death penalty.”

The Boston Marathon bomber has been sentenced to death. In this LA Times article, written shortly after the bombing, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, opposed the death penalty, and invited Catholics to help “build a civilization of love.”  Read it here: Boston Bombings: Cardinal O’Malley warns of ‘culture of death.’

7.30
Prayers for a Culture of Life and Peace

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St. Telemachus by Ade Bethune

We recommend the drawing “St. Telemachus Peacemaker” by Ade Bethune. Another video has been released showing the sale and destruction of fetal body parts #AnotherBoy. And another unarmed black man has been fatally shot by a police officer, this time in Cincinnati #BlackLivesMatter. Prayers for a culture of life and peace below:

10.24
Pope Francis Calls for An End to the Death Penalty

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Pope Francis

Yesterday Pope Francis reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s opposition to capital punishment, and called on all people of good will to work to abolish the death penalty, and improve prison conditions. Read his remarks from Vatican News here: Pope Francis Calls for An End to the Death Penalty

10.10
To Gun Violence, Archbishop Cupich Says ‘Enough!’ & Many Evangelical Leaders Agree

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Blaise Cupich

It’s time to address the epidemic of gun violence in our society. Yet another aspect, of the culture of death. Archbishop Blaise Cupich writes in the The Chicago Tribune about the problem and the Church’s response: To Gun Violence, Archbishop Cupich Says ‘Enough!’ An Evangelical pastor, Rob Schenck, talks about why Christians should think twice before owning a gun after the jump: