Death to the Death Penalty
Some folks are getting all breathless about Pope Francis’ decision to make the death penalty impermissible at all times.
Is he going beyond his authority? Is he changing the catechism and breaking with centuries of church teaching? Is it true that if he does this he can do most anything? Rod Dreher over here seems to think so.
I’m not so sure. That is to say I’m not so sure that this particular decision is the problem. As usual, there is more to this than meets the eye and it is not simply a question of the usual narrative, “Liberal Pope Francis