Papal prayer intention for September: abolition of the death penalty
September 01, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: The Pope’s September 2022 prayer intention, disseminated by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), is “we pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Sep. 02, 2022 3:26 PM ET USA
Capital punishment is morally justified when defending the lives of the innocent. Pope St. JPII recognized this in his teaching from the Chair. In a perfect criminal justice system that could guarantee the worldwide protection of innocent civilians, prison personnel, and fellow prisoners from malicious murderers, Pope Francis might be right. But alas, such pie in the sky wishing is not realistic, nor will it ever come to pass in a world wounded by original sin and afflicted daily by actual sin.