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Military Archbishop Opposes Death Penalty for Fort Hood Shooter

Catholic Philly reports:

Archbishop Timothy M. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services said he opposes capital punishment for Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death Aug. 28 following his conviction of the shootings in the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas. “The church teaches that unjustified killing is wrong in all circumstances. That includes the death penalty,” Archbishop Broglio said in an Aug. 29 statement.
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Robert Simms said...

My comment:

Sophia's Favorite said...

Unjustified killing. Death penalty.

That was really difficult.

Robert Simms said...

Sorry Sophie, it's not that simple.
Read the Catechism.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Robert, the CCC reflects a Magisterium than has sacrificed its theological responsibility to intellectual fashion and blind adherence to a popular pope's "prudential judgement": http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=1463

This revisionist, effectively abolitionist stance contradicts centuries of teaching from both Scripture and Tradition. It also essentially devalues the lives of murder victims and the grief of their loved ones.

Robert Simms said...
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Robert Simms said...

@ Joe
You use this in your argument "There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about … applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”
Then criticize those Catholics who have an opinion on the death penalty different than yours.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Robert, I am criticizing those who have a different opinion on the death penalty than I do. I'm saying that the CCC doesn't square either with Benedict's words (which aren't mind) or with the Church's current revisionist attitude toward the issue.

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