The Evangelization Station

Best Catholic Links

Search this Site




Mailing List

Pray for Pope Francis

Scroll down for topics

100+ Important Documents in United States History


Apostolic Fathers of the Church

Articles Worth Your Time

 Biographies & Writings of Notable Catholics

Catholic Apologetics

Catholic Calendar

Catholic News Commentary by Michael Voris, S.T.B.

Catholic Perspectives

Catholic Social Teaching


Church Around the World

Small animated flag of The Holy See (State of the Vatican City) graphic for a white background

Church Contacts

  Church Documents

Church History

Church Law

Church Teaching


Doctors of the Church



(Death, Heaven, Purgatory, Hell)

Essays on Science


Fathers of the Church

Free Catholic Pamphlets

 Heresies and Falsehoods

How to Vote Catholic

Let There Be Light

Q & A on the Catholic Faith

Links to Churches and Religions

Links to Newspapers, Radio and Television

Links to Recommended Sites

Links to Specialized Agencies

Links to specialized Catholic News services


General Instruction of the Roman Missal


Marriage & the Family

Modern Martyrs

Mexican Martyrdom

Moral Theology


Pope John Paul II's

Theology of the Body

Movie Reviews (USCCB)

New Age


Parish Bulletin Inserts

Political Issues

Prayer and Devotions



Hope after Abortion

Project Rachel


Help & Information for Men


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults




The Golden Legend


Vocation Links & Articles


What the Cardinals believe...

World Religions

Pope John Paul II

In Memoriam

John Paul II


Pope Benedict XVI

In Celebration

Visits to this site

Capital Punishment and the Catholic Church

1973 Statement of Bishop Joseph Green of Reno

Abolition of the Death Penalty - Intervention by H.E. Archbishop Renato R. Martino, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations before the Third Committee of the 54th Session of the General Assembly.

Affirming Justice and Mercy - 1996 statement of the Ohio Catholic Bishops

A Florida Bishop Speaks Against Capital Punishment - Bishop Gracida of Pensacola-Tallahassee: June, 1976.

A Good Friday Appeal to End the Death Penalty - A Statement of the Administrative Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - April 2, 1999

A Letter from the Kentucky Bishops (1996)

"A Witness To Life: The Catholic Church and the Death Penalty" - Address by Cardinal Roger Mahony Archbishop of Los Angeles

Bishops' Statements on the Death Penalty - By State

Capitol Punishment (1913 Catholic Encyclopedia)

Capital Punishment Statistics

Catholic Catechism passages relating to the death penalty

Catholicism & Capital Punishment Avery Cardinal Dulles

Church Teaches that All Life is Valuable - 1996 statement by Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Creating New Hearts - Moving from retributive to restorative justice - 1995 pastoral letter from the bishops of New Zealand.

Killing the killer is not the solution - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Oregon Catholic Bishops (1984)

Statements On Capital Punishment - the Florida Catholic Conference.

Georgia Bishops And The Death Penalty - 1980 statement by the Catholic bishops of Georgia and the Episcopal bishop of Atlanta.

The Gospel of Life and capital Punishment: A Reflection Piece and Study Guide - 1999 statement from the California Catholic Conference.

Iowa Catholic Bishops' Statement on Death Penalty (1998)

Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice, USCCB

Stories of Violence and Responses to It - 1995 statement by Bishop Brunett of Helena, Montana.

The Fathers on Capital Punishment - Paul Thigpen, Ph.D

The Montana Catholic Conference on Capital Punishment (1981)

The True Road to Justice - 1997 statement by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver.

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Question 64. "On Murder"

U.S. Catholic Bishops' Statement on Capital Punishment - Approved by the U.S. Bishops in November 1980

What the Vatican has said



Copyright 2004 Victor Claveau. All Rights Reserved