In his weekly column, Philadelphia’s Archbishop Chaput (and PCC Chairman) addresses the death penalty and the upcoming execution of Terrance Williams.
“We should think very carefully in the coming days about the kind of justice we want to witness to our young people.
Most American Catholics, like many of their fellow citizens, support the death penalty. That doesn’t make it right. But it does ensure that the wrong-headed lesson of violence “fixing” the violent among us will be taught to another generation.
As children of God, we’re better than this, and we need to start acting like it. We need to end the death penalty now.”
Click here to send a message to the Board of Pardons asking them to commute the sentence to life in prison.