Catholic Theologians Call to Abolish the Death Penalty

In the wake of the September 21st executions of Troy Anthony Davis in Georgia and Lawrence Brewer in Texas, over 350 Catholic theologians, including JSRI's Alex Mikulich, have called for the abolition of the death penalty in the United States. The statement can be found here.

The statement has received extensive news and media coverage.  For example:


> Links to the Catholic Call to Abolish the Death Penalty
> Christian Century (Print Edition)
> Dating God Blog
> http://datinggod.org/2011/09/26/a-catholic-call-to-abolish-the-
> death-penalty/
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> U.S. Catholic Online
> http://www.uscatholic.org/news/2011/09/moral-theologians-issue-call-
> abolish-death-penalty
>
> Independent Catholic News:
> http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=18972
>
> Commonweal Online
> http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/blog/?p=15321
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> America Online
> http://www.americamagazine.org/blog/entry.cfm?blog_id=2&entry_id=4608
>
> National Catholic Reporter Online
> http://ncronline.org/news/justice/over-150-theologians-call-
> abolition-death-penalty
>
> Catholic News Service Web Article/Boston Pilot Catholic News:
> http://www.thebostonpilot.com/article.asp?ID=13805
>
>
> Fox 10 News Online: Mobile, Alabama
> http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/spring-
> hill-profs-join-death-penalty-protest
>
> Huffington Post
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tobias-winright/a-catholic-call-to-
> abolish-the-death-penalty_b_982248.html
>
> University of San Diego “Inside USD” Online
> http://www.sandiego.edu/insideusd/?p=19705
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> St. Louis University Communications Link:
> http://www.slu.edu/x54329.xml
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> Death Penalty Info Center
> http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/
>
> Time Online:
> http://swampland.time.com/2011/09/30/articles-of-faith-will-scalia-
> step-down-from-the-court/
>
> PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly:
> http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/category/headlines/