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.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, a practicing Catholic who has never lost an election, has received criticism from Catholics for his stances on abortion and the death penalty.
NCR Today: Religious leaders announced this morning a statewide tour to end the death penalty at First United Methodist Church in Omaha.
The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the abolishment of the death penalty for everyone in the state, including the 11 men on death row.
NCR Today: On May 18, the Missouri Court of Appeals will hear our case, challenging the Missouri Department of Corrections practice of buying execution drugs out of state.
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.
Commentary: As we reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus at the hands of the state, the death penalty remains a profound injustice.
Two decades after her anti-death penalty work was transformed into an Oscar-winning movie, “Dead Man Walking,” Sr. Helen Prejean’s campaign continues with the backing of Pope Francis.
Devotion to divine mercy spurred Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn to correspond with Richard Masterson, a death row inmate in Texas who could be put to death Jan. 20.
Activists and death penalty opponents at a summit addressed capital punishment's "indefensible" moral, economic and human toll. Speakers included the daughter of an executed inmate,a civil rights icon and others.