Tuesday, November 29, 2005

1000 Executions

The United States is going to execute it's 1000th convict soon.

In South Carolina, we have our own execution this week.

(For those in the area, I invite you to a prayer vigil at the St. Thomas More Center chapel at USC on Thursday, December 1, from 6:30 -- 7:00 p.m. The Center hosts an anti-death penalty vigil on the eve of every execution.)

Again, here's a link to the US Bishops' recent statement: "A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death." (.pdf link)

An interesting article by Joseph Bottum in the September 2005 issue of First Things: "Christians and the Death Penalty."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/29/AR2005112901054_pf.html

Mark Warner commutes death sentence on death row inmate.