The Catechism and the death penalty: are Catholics right to be worried?

Posted August 4, 2018 12:48 pm by Dan Hitchens

The Catechism and the death penalty: are Catholics right to be worried?

Thursday’s update to the Catechism, in which the death penalty was redescribed as “inadmissible”, has troubled more than a few Catholics. Friends who don’t normally bother with Church politics have brought it up in conversation. The news has dominated social media, helped by headlines like “Pope changes Church teaching”. Those headlines are misleading: the edit does not change any teaching. But it…
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