Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Opposition to the death penalty

Today's Times Union reported on opposition to the death penalty:
Albany Roman Catholic Bishop Howard Hubbard denounced the death penalty Monday as a group of activists urged Senate Republicans not to vote for capital punishment.

"Human life is sacred and inherently precious," Hubbard said. "Some argue that the death penalty is needed as a means of retributive justice. While retribution is justified, revenge can never be."

The entire article is here. Please read it and contact your state legislator with a request to oppose reinstating the death penalty in New York.