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Four national Catholic publications unite in joint appeal for end to death penalty

HUNTINGTON, Indiana, March 5, 2015 -- Four Catholic publications today published online a joint editorial calling for an end to the death penalty in the United States.

"We, the editors of four Catholic journals -- America, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter and Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly -- urge the readers of our diverse publications and the whole U.S. Catholic community and all people of faith to stand with us and say, 'Capital punishment must end,'" says the editorial, which was posted to the publications' websites Thursday morning.

The editorial will appear in these publications' print issues in coming weeks, including the March 15 issue of OSV Newsweekly.

The editorial is in response to a death penalty case out of Oklahoma that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear next month. The case, Glossip v. Gross, involves the use of a lethal injection protocol widely used in the United States, which resulted in a series of botched executions last year.

As the editorial notes, thinking on capital punishment has evolved over time, but since Pope St. John Paul II's 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae, the Gospel of Life, the Church has taught that the need for capital punishment is "very rare, if not practically non-existent." The Catechism of the Catholic Church was updated in 1997 to reflect this. Writing at that time, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would become Pope Benedict XVI, noted that "where other means for the self-defense of society are possible and adequate, the death penalty may be permitted to disappear."

The editorial also notes that "Last year, Pope Francis called on all Catholics 'to fight ... for the abolition of the death penalty.'"

Writing in the March 15 issue of OSV Newsweekly, Editor Gretchen R. Crowe said the editorial "stands as a strong, united and pro-life statement against the U.S. death penalty."

"Such a combined effort is not unprecedented, but it is rare, and as such, we hope that it contributes to the national debate," she wrote. "Our Sunday Visitor has long been opposed to capital punishment, and we are proud to stand side-by-side with our fellow national Catholic publications on this issue." 

For press inquiries contact Gretchen R. Crowe, editor, OSV Newsweekly at gcrowe@osv.com or 260-359-2546.

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