Jesus would support capital punishment in some instances.

There is nothing either in the truly prudential arguments of JP II nor the corruption of Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium of Francis that binds me. The Holy Spirit calls for me to truly honor the Father and the Holy Fathers by exercising my reason in accord with Truth. That Truth has been taught consistently by the Church and will remain after this time has passed. That includes, as others have pointed out, that this will be a wedge issue to change other teachings. An no Professor, there will be no firm ground to stand upon once the death penalty is overturned. There are plenty who will use your arguments equally well against marriage, the family etc.

There include several different forms of capital punishment....

This should not be used to indicate that Jesus rejected capital punishment in all instances.
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In the United States only 38 states have capital punishment statutes.

However, there are several reasons why the federal government must abolish the death penalty - it weakens US moral authority over other nations; there have been too many wrongful convictions for death penalty in the US; the death penalty is in conflict with the 8th amendment of the US const...

Police killings and capital punishment: The post- period.

Error this massive and this persistent is simply not possible if the ordinary magisterium of the Church has the divine assistance that the Church claims for it. Thus do we have the following argument for the infallibility of the Church’s traditional teaching that capital punishment is intrinsically contrary neither to natural law nor to the higher demands of Christian morality:

The issue of capital punishment has created a division and tension in our country.
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School caning in Namibia (formerly South-West Africa) was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court as long ago as 1991, but there have nevertheless been reports of its use since then, as in and and . According to , teachers were frustrated that students could not be punished properly, and some boys asked for a spanking (presumably instead of some other punishment) but had to be refused. An reported on the situation in some schools as at 2005.

Six Reasons to Oppose the Death Penalty

Now in this essay I will tell the reasons some states and countries still have the death penalty and why some do not, also some cases of people getting sentenced to it when they were really innocent.

Robespierre and Capital Punishment – France in the …

Michigan should bring the death penalty here because it would decrease crime rate, benefit Michigan overall, and criminals who just got released from prison for murder could not go and kill another innocent person....

Public Opinion and Capital Punishment: A Close …


This report reveals a steadying of the trend, with 2,203 canings carried out in 2012, a mere 5% reduction after the steep decline in JCP sentences of the preceding few years. Of these, 1,070 canings, or almost half, were of foreigners for immigration offences (these are normally 3-stroke punishments). The USSD continues to state, incorrectly, that boys under 16 may not be caned.

Pros and cons of the death penalty and capital punishment

How many “victims” of capital punishment (not to mention terminal illness) might have been damned without the knowledge of their imminent demise? Do they share our mortal squeamishness in paradise? Not likely. They undoubtedly conclude, and rightly so, that we place too much emphasis on this life and too little on the next.