A new book, “Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty,” offers a comprehensive discussion of Catholic teaching on capital punishment. It explores a wide range of issues related to the death penalty, including racism, mental illness, and economic disparities. The book is edited by Trudy Conway and David Matzko McCarthy, both professors at Mount St. Mary’s University, and Vicki Schieber--the mother of a murder victim. It includes a foreword by Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking. Joseph A. Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, said the book "is a treasure trove of information on the necessity and urgency to abolish an antiquated approach to capital crimes."
(V. Schieber, T. Conway, and D. McCarthy, "Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty," Liturgical Press, forthcoming February 2013; DPIC Posted, January 18, 2013). See Religion. Read more Books about the death penalty.