Interview: The Democratic vice presidential candidate spoke with NCR about his Catholic faith's influence on his public life and finding common ground after a heated campaign.
New Mexico's Catholic bishops oppose Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's plan to reinstate the death penalty and called on the Legislature to reject it.
National and local groups are marking the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Furman v. Georgia, which started a nationwide moratorium on executions with demonstrations and fasts.
Use of the death penalty is an unacceptable practice that sows vengeance and does not bring justice to the victims of crime, Pope Francis said.
NCR Today: An anti-death penalty measure slated for the November ballot in California needs the full, public support of the state's bishops now, not later.
NCR Today: Pfizer Drug released a statement May 13 saying that it will enforce a restriction on the distribution of drugs considered by some states for their lethal injection protocols.
Preview: My friend Ivan Cantu is on death row in Texas. He and I have been writing letters to each other for 11 years.
A Roman Observer: The pope is disseminating a message that could change our lives in ways far more radical and destabilizing than anything unleashed by terrorists or militants.
In 2015, The U.S. saw the "fewest executions, fewest death sentences, and fewest states employing the death penalty in decades," according to a year-end report from an anti-death-penalty group.
"As the largest association of Catholic priests in the United States, we endorse the bishops' stance," said the chair of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests.