Bishops wrong on death penalty ban
May 21 2013
Re Christopher Gunty’s editorial on capital punishment, “Justice or vengeance?," the banning of capital punishment, which is supported by Gunty and the bishops (in Baltimore and the USCCB), is inconsistent with the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
On evil, gun control and the MCC
May 10 2013
The Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC), representing the local Roman Catholic Church, has been a vocal supporter of the recently-passed Maryland gun ban.
Benjamin Carson for president
Mar 28 2013
My name is Mathias Andrulewicz Jr. and I am a freshman Political Science student at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. I am writing to you out of great respect and gratitude for your inspiring life story, your efforts in strengthening the American education system, and your recent move into the political arena to act as a representative of traditional Christian values.
Prisons won’t function without death penalty
Mar 19 2013
“Maryland revisits death penalty repeal” (CR, Feb. 7) included an important quotation from the Catechism, where the death penalty is appropriate “if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.”
Repeal proponents lack consistency
Mar 19 2013
I find it hard to believe that there are many so called “Catholic” politicians who will say they are against the death penalty because their faith prohibits the taking of a human life.
Priest struck by reaction of readers
Feb 22 2013
I would like to salute the Catholic Review for encouraging letters and reviews of its publication. Such an opportunity for exchange and discussion in our Church is refreshing.