Bishops call for state of Georgia to drop death penalty in case of accused priest killer: Steven J. Murray is accused of killing Fr. Rene Robert, a priest of the diocese of St. Augustine, Fla. District Attorney Ashley Wright said she would seek the death penalty against Murray despite pleas for a life sentence from the church and Robert himself.
In New York, Minneapolis and Atlanta, artifacts and art illustrate the life and times of Martin Luther, while over in Europe, a moving museum hits the road.
Ninth Circuit judges reject Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by SOA Watch members seeking names of instructors and foreign soldiers at U.S. Army school WHINSEC.
In the wake of U.S. government apprehending and deporting Central American migrants who entered the U.S. illegally, interest groups and parishioners are organizing to help the migrants.
NCR Today: Pope Francis has asked the state not to execute Kelly Gissendaner, who was put on death row for the 1997 killing of her husband.
The State Board of Pardons and Parole in Georgia on Tuesday rejected pleas from Catholic and other death penalty opponents that death-row inmate Warren Lee Hill be given clemency because he has a low IQ.
His execution by lethal injection scheduled for that evening was to go forward as scheduled at the state prison in Jackson, unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervened. News reports said he had come within hours of execution three times before in recent years.
Even though the crowd was smaller than in the past, the spirit remained powerful for the 2,000 people who came to the gathering.
The story of how the government has tried to silence the school's critics is also the story of how SOA-trained officers have silenced its victims forever.
Fr. Ismael Moreno, known as Padre Melo, was friends with the Jesuit priests slain by SOA graduates in El Salvador in 1989.
The new proposal would return the protest to its traditional site, but would still close half the street instead of the entire roadway.