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Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Another Website on the Death Penalty
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Since capital punishment is the discussion topic of the week, I wanted to draw attention to an article I recently found today. I encourage others to read it, and here is part of it:

On March 21 the U.S. bishops' conference launched a campaign against capital punishment. "We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing. We cannot defend life by taking life," argued Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, when speaking at the National Press Club, according to a March 21 press release issued by the episcopal conference. The initiative, under the title of the "Catholic Campaign to End the Use of the Death Penalty," has its own Web site, http://www.ccedp.org/.

Source: Catholic Online

I'd also like to point out that last year five countries abolished the death penalty: Bhutan, Greece, Samoa, Senegal and Turkey.

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2 comments:

del_button August 6, 2007 at 11:25 PM
kyle said...

Convicted Murders often kill again.

If you allow such a person to live, you are guilty in some respect of the murders they commit.

I think we show our respect for life by capital punishment.

I think we protect innocent life by executing the innocent.

Remember, the bible says, when accurately translated: thou shalt not murder, not, thou shalt not kill.

Thanks,

Kyle

del_button August 6, 2007 at 11:27 PM
kyle said...

Convicted Murderers often kill again.

If you allow such a person to live, you are guilty in some respect of the murders they commit.

I think we show our respect for life by capital punishment.

I think we protect innocent life by executing those who take innocent life.

Remember, the bible says, when accurately translated: thou shalt not murder, not, thou shalt not kill.

Thanks,

Kyle

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