Catholic social teaching has a great deal to guide us on the topic of the death penalty. especially with respect to the inherent dignity of the human person. The death penalty remains a staple of the American criminal justice system.for a majority ofthefifiy slates and.federal government, hut public sentiment is becoming increasingly skeptical about its ultimate effectiveness. In thefollmrinx I revinv that part of Catholic social teaching that speaks to the death penalty and I reflect on the struggle to abolish the death penalty.
Barnes, Dr. Roger C. Ph.D.
"REFLECTIONS ON THE DEATH PENALTY AND
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING,"
Verbum Incarnatum: An Academic Journal of Social Justice: Vol. 1
, Article 16.
Available at: https://athenaeum.uiw.edu/verbumincarnatum/vol1/iss1/16