venerdì 22 ottobre 2021

Stati Uniti
Panelists urge Catholics to discuss death penalty at parish level

(Carol Zimmermann, CNS - NC Reporter)
During an online panel about the death penalty Oct. 19, panelists stressed how capital punishment goes against church teaching, and they also urged the nearly 500 participants to promote this discussion at their own parishes by tapping into available resources. "We're here to help you; if you want to do more with your parish, reach out to us," said Dominican Sister Terry Rickard, president and executive director of Renew International, a group that helps parishes strengthen parishioners' leadership roles. Renew International and the Archdiocese of Washington sponsored the panel, which featured Sister Helen Prejean, a Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille, and longtime advocate against the death penalty, and Jeannine Marino, secretary for pastoral ministry and social concerns for the Washington Archdiocese. (...)