MCC from the Capitol

"A Tragic Illusion" ~ A Catholic Perspective on the Death Penalty

February 04, 2022 Missouri Catholic Conference Season 3 Episode 1
"A Tragic Illusion" ~ A Catholic Perspective on the Death Penalty
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MCC from the Capitol
"A Tragic Illusion" ~ A Catholic Perspective on the Death Penalty
Feb 04, 2022 Season 3 Episode 1
Missouri Catholic Conference

Few issues are as morally challenging for Catholics as the death penalty. Since capital punishment was re-instated in 1976, the United States has executed 1,536 individuals. Missouri, with 91 executions, is in the top five states resorting to capital punishment. While support for the death penalty has steadily decreased over the years, the majority of Americans favor it. But what does the Catholic Church teach about capital punishment? Exonerated Death Row Prisoner Joe Amrine and one of the members of the jury that convicted him, Deacon Larry Hildebrand, share their incredible stories of faith and forgiveness in this podcast.



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Few issues are as morally challenging for Catholics as the death penalty. Since capital punishment was re-instated in 1976, the United States has executed 1,536 individuals. Missouri, with 91 executions, is in the top five states resorting to capital punishment. While support for the death penalty has steadily decreased over the years, the majority of Americans favor it. But what does the Catholic Church teach about capital punishment? Exonerated Death Row Prisoner Joe Amrine and one of the members of the jury that convicted him, Deacon Larry Hildebrand, share their incredible stories of faith and forgiveness in this podcast.