Wednesday, October 24, 2012


And why is it, again, that we think there are no flaws in our several States' standards of evidence for criminal cases that involve capital punishment?

We hear over an over that no mistakes are ever made in such cases (at least, that is what one former Alabama Attorney General assured his constituents).  Really?

Both the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Pope John Paul II (whom the Catechism was quoting) insisted that the need for such punishment is "practically non-existent" (CCC #2267, citing Evangelium vitae 56).  Can we not exercise a little humility and admit we don't always know all the answers?  Why not err on the side of caution? 

No comments:

Post a Comment