Posts Tagged ‘punishment’

Scheduled execution put on hold in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pa., Oct 1, 2012 / 03:52 pm (CNA).- A Philadelphia judge stayed the execution of Terrance Williams last Friday, and his case will now go to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

The Pennsylvania bishops wrote to the Board of Pardons regarding…

Justice and Death

Even when a defendant is well defended, properly tried and justly found guilty, experience shows that capital punishment simply doesn’t work as a deterrent.

Nor does it heal or redress any wounds, because only…

Archbishop Chaput urges end to capital punishment

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 11, 2012 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of the possible execution of three convicts on Pennsylvania’s death row, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has called for an end to the death penalty.

“As chil…

Wikatechesis™ – Catholic Teaching on Purgatory


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Purgatory is the condition of purification or temporary punishment by which those who die in a state of grace are believed to be made ready for Heaven. This theological notion has ancient roots and is well-attested in early Christian literature, but the poetic conception of purgatory as a geographically situated […]