Q and A: In January, Bede Bidlack was dismissed from the jury pool in the Boston marathon bombing case because he refused to support the death penalty.
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As the trial of Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went to the jury Monday, the Catholic bishops of Massachusetts released a statement reiterating the church's teaching on the death penalty.
If convicted, Tsarnaev could be sentenced to death or to life without the possibility of parole.
The Catholic church opposes the death penalty except "if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor," but such cases "are very rare, if not practically nonexistent."
Missouri groups are working to decrease prison sentences for nonviolent offenders who are good candidates for parole but are denied access to the parole process.
Indiana lawmakers reached agreement to amend Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" law to ensure it does not discriminate against gay and lesbian customers of Indiana businesses.
We say: The trouble with Indiana's religious freedom law is in how it was conceived. Instead of appeasing conservative voters, the law tossed a grenade into the community.
Indiana's Catholic bishops on Wednesday urged people to show mutual respect for one another and allow "the necessary dialogue" to take place to make sure no one in the state will face discrimination, "whether it is for their sexual orientation or for living their religious beliefs."
Remarking on the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed into law March 26, they said it "appears to have divided the people of our state like few other issues in recent memory."
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Analysis: Is Indiana's new law a "license to discriminate," as liberals claim, or a "protection of religious freedom," as conservatives claim?
Hundreds of Christian religious leaders of various churches signed onto a Holy Week call to end the death penalty in the United States.