The Church's Anti-Death Penalty Position
EWTN Library: Capital Punishment
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
"The Case Against the Death Penalty," ACLU
Life is to be protected from the moment of conception to natural death. The death penalty prohibits a criminal not only from living until their natural death, but a chance to receive God's mercy and grace to repent their lives. Rejecting the death penalty also allows the convictors to seek serving justice in humane ways and in turn, grow in love as they hand over the ultimate judgment to Our Creator.
"Our nation should forgo the use of the death penalty because: The sanction of death, when it is not necessary to protect society, violates respect for human life and dignity. State-sanctioned killing in our names diminishes all of us. Its application is deeply flawed and can be irreversibly wrong, is prone to errors and is biased by factors such as race, the quality of legal representation, and where the crime was committed. We have other ways to punish criminals and protect society."
A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death