Thursday, July 21, 2016

Patristic Nectar Publications


Hopefully No Surprises There

Ed Feser on Capital Punishment

Why the Church Cannot Reverse Past Teaching on Capital Punishment
If Pope Francis were to teach that capital punishment is “absolutely” immoral, he would be contradicting the teaching of scripture, the Fathers, and all previous popes, and substituting for it “some new doctrine.”

Why the Death Penalty is Still Necessary
Given the Church’s longstanding and irreformable teaching that death may in principle be a legitimate punishment for grievous crimes, the key issue for Catholics is an empirical and practical question.