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A Message from Pope Francis – 8/8/2018

CATECHISM change from Pope Francis this week –  The Death Penalty is “off the table” – now not morally acceptable in any circumstances because it is against the commandment to love and respect life.

It retains life imprisonment without parole and civil just penalties for crimes. This adjustment to church teaching came from the Vatican this week and is added to the Catechism of the Catholic Church as official church teaching to be accepted in the code of moral teaching accepted by faithful Catholics in communion with the church.

Saint Katharine Drexel