Church and Capital Punishment

by kaseyfagan on September 23, 2012 - 7:29pm

The Roman Catholic Church has experienced a difference of opinions regarding the death penalty over the last thirty years (Miller 2012). Polls reveal that since the mid-1990s, one third of Americans are now against the death penalty (Miller 2012). Roman Catholic politicians have now begun to openly show their opposition to capital punishment in their campaigns. As a result, an increased number of states, such as Connecticut, have enacted bills that outlaw the death penalty.
I found this research to be quite fascinating because as I have previously addressed, the Bible does support punishment for one’s sins. I am a Roman Catholic and am against the death penalty, but I do know of fellow parishioners from my home Church that support capital punishment.