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Re: Death Penalty of 8-14-2017
Question from Michael Mazar on 8/15/2017:

The death penalty is sanctioned in the Holy Bible. So for any Catholic to be in opposition to the death penalty is going against the Holy Bible. And imposing the death penalty on those convicted of first degree homicide saves the taxpayers money by not having to incarcerate those convicted of first degree homicide.

Answer by Judie Brown on 8/26/2017:

Michael

The Catholic Church has never defined the death penalty as an intrinsic moral evil, so in essence you are right though the Catechism does tell us that it is to be used rarely. Other avenues should be explored first.

Judie

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