Posts Tagged ‘Execution’

Death row – innocent man to be executed next week in Texas

Friday, August 19th, 2016

A death row inmate who never killed anyone, and who may not even have known a crime was going to be committed will be executed in Texas next week The execution is not only out of touch with Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops, but also growing public opinion against capital punishment. A group of Read more

Brazilian denied last rites before Indonesia execution

Friday, February 27th, 2015

A Brazilian man executed by firing squad in Indonesia was denied the chance to have Catholic last rites before his death. Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira, 53, was executed on January 18 at on Nusakambangan, Indonesia’s execution island Moreira was sentenced to death in 2004 after attempting to smuggle 13.4 kilograms of cocaine into Indonesia. The Read more

Bishops commend court for stay of execution of mentally ill man

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Catholic bishops in Texas, USA, thanked a federal appeals court for issuing a stay of execution for a mentally ill inmate. Scott Panetti was due to be executed just hours before the stay. “The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops today expressed appreciation to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for granting a stay of execution Read more

Convicted killer wrote to archbishop before execution

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Only days after Manuel Valle’s execution, a letter addressed to Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski arrived at his office from the convicted cop killer himself.

In the two-page letter, written out in small, neat script, Valle penned his thoughts about his family, his forthcoming death and being at peace with God.

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California capital punishment costs $300 million each

Friday, June 24th, 2011

It cost over $300 million to execute each of 13 prisoners in California over the past 30 years, a study by a Loyola Law School professor and a senior judge has found. The study by U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Arthur L. Alarcon and Professor Paula M. Mitchell found that state and federal government have spent Read more

Michael Moore: “We’ve lost something of our soul”

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Controversial “Farenheit 9/11” director Michael Moore says America is wrong to celebrate what he regards as an execution of Osama bin Laden. In an interview with Piers Morgan, he said he believed the terror chief should have been put on trial in the U.S., but Americans were too scared. “We’ve lost something of our soul”, Read more