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Nat Hentoff: Abortion and the Indivisible Fight for Life

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Nat Hentoff

Nat Hentoff has passed away. He was a journalist, jazz musician, and Atheist. Hentoff reasoned to the Catholic conclusion that it was inconsistent to be anti-war and anti-capital punishment without being anti-abortion and anti-euthanasiaAbortion and the Indivisible Fight for Life. May he rest in peace.

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Voters Reject Ballot Measures on Issues of Catholic Concern

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This was a tough election for Catholic concerns. Voters approved physician assisted suicide, kept the death penalty, and rejected environmental protections. More from NCR: Voters Reject Ballot Measures on Issues of Catholic Concern

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Can Forgiveness Play A Role in Criminal Justice?

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Motivated by their Catholic faith, Andy and Kate Grosmaire, decided to forgive their daughter’s killer. Instead of criminal court they pursued restorative justice. It’s in The New York TimesCan Forgiveness Play A Role in Criminal Justice? See photos after the jump:

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What I Learned From Executing Two Men

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“It’s hard to avoid giving up some of your empathy and humanity to aid in the killing of another human being.”

Semon Frank Thompson supported the death penalty before he carried it out. We often forget the harm done to innocent people whom we ask to killon our behalfWhat I Learned From Executing Two Men

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