Dignity and the Death Penalty: Evolution of Catholic Teaching

Dignity and the Death Penalty

By Alice Hugh Brown. This small group resource from Renew International, in partnership with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, examines Catholic teaching on the death penalty, based on the insights of Sr. Helen Prejean. Sr. Prejean is a leading advocate for abolition of the death penalty and for elimination of social and economic unfairness in the criminal-justice system and the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. This program helps participants reflect on the fairness of the criminal justice system, arguments for and against capital punishment, and alternatives to the death sentence. This title is also available as an e-book. Learn more.