Executions

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Pope Francis petitions Missouri governor for clemency in Ernest Johnson execution case

The Holy Father has spoken through his US emissary to request that the governor of Missouri commute the death sentence of an intellectually disabled inmate.

Despite slate of executions scheduled in next month—including one tonight—USCCB issues Respect Life Month statement on abortion

The US bishops' pro-life committee chair has released a statement for Respect Life Month, which begins in a few days. Only kind of life seems to be the focus.

DOJ announces federal death penalty moratorium

The Biden administration has taken its first official swipe at capital punishment, questioning the former administration's policies and halting federal executions in the process.

570 executed and counting: A Pentecost season reflection

Michael Howard of Eat the Scroll Ministry offers a reflection on the execution of another child of God in America, the first under the Biden administration.

Rep. Espaillat urging action on death penalty with letter to AG nominee Garland

Progressive legislators are pressing Biden's AG-to-be Merrick Garland on the death penalty—including a Black Catholic with an active abolition bill in the House.

Lisa Montgomery's life hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court debates and Congress moves

As the Trump administration rushes to take more lives in its final 8 days, legislators look to do away with government-sponsored killings altogether.

Sarah's Children: Lisa Montgomery scheduled for execution tomorrow

Less than a week after Pres. Trump's incitement of terrorism, his administration plans to execute another federal prisoner—the first such woman in 67 years.
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