Capital Punishment: Dehumanizes or Defends Society?

with Fr. Scott Murray

Why would the Church oppose what appears to be the most effective way of deterring crime, that is, capital punishment? It seems only just to take the life of a killer, “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.”  Learn why the Church believes it dehumanizes society and thus should not be permitted, except when…

Further Resources:

  1. Online: Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Death Penalty
  2. Online: John Paul II’s Encyclical Evangelium Vitae
  3. Online: Fr. Thomas Williams’s Capital Punishment and the Just Society
  4. Online: Colin Donovan’s article Capital Punishment – the Pope’s Position
  5. Online: Catholic Answer’s article Did the Church Change Its Teaching on the Death Penalty?
  6. Online: USCCB’s page on the Death Penalty