4.9
What Can Catholic Parents Learn from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

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Boston Marathon bomber

Simcha Fischer on the trial of the teenage Boston Marathon bomberDzokhar Tsarnev, and what Catholic parents can learn from his violent life. Read it in The Register here: What Can Catholic Parents Learn from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Also, The USCCB calls for jurors to reject the death penalty. More from CNS here: Bishops Object to Death Penalty in Boston Bomber Case

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3.5
Catholic Publications Urge the Supreme Court to End Capital Punishment

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capital punishment

All the major Catholic journals and newspapers in the United States have united to demand that the U.S. Supreme Court abolish the death penalty. Read more The National Catholic Register here: Catholic Publications Urge the Supreme Court to End Capital Punishment. And from The National Catholic Reporter here: We Urge the Supreme Court to End Capital Punishment.

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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

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3.22
Misc: Glenn Ford’s First Days of Freedom After 30 Years on Death Row

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Glenn Ford's first day of freedom

The Catholic Church opposes the death penalty for many reasons, one of which is that innocent people have been wrongly convicted. Glenn Ford spent thirty years on death row for a murder he didn’t commit. He was recently released. Read about it in The Atlantic here: Glenn Ford’s First Days of Freedom After 30 Years on Death Row

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11.16
TCC Films: Dead Man Walking

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 “As your friend I want to help you die with dignity and I don’t see how you can do that unless you own up to the part you played in Walter and Hope’s death.”

Susan Sarandon won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean in the 1995 true crime film Dead Man Walking, directed by Tim Robbins. Read our review and watch the trailer after the jump:

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