Is that what the death penalty campaign is about?

Is that what the death penalty campaign is about?

I had an interesting thought just now. We know that the US bishops conference, the USCCB, has launched a major campaign against the death penalty. We know that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is leading the charge on that. We also know that Cardinal McCarrick was leading a bishops’ task force last year on the problem of Catholic politicians who dissent from Church teaching and that he was opposed to efforts by some bishops to say that pro-abortion pols cannot receive Communion.

How much do you want to bet that over the next year or two Catholic opposition to capital punishment becomes the major issue and that bishops of a certain bent will use it to deny Communion to anti-abortion, pro-death penalty Catholic Republicans before the next election cycle? After all, they’ll say, we have to hold everyone to the same standard.

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Written by
Domenico Bettinelli