1. Pope Francis says no crime deserves the death penalty.
2. Archbishop Jose Gomez wrote in a column that it is time to end the death penalty, adding, "As a nation and as a society, our justice must be tempered with mercy or we risk losing something of our own humanity."
3. Nebraska and Kansas bishops have made similar calls this last week. Kansas' bishops said, "As more Americans, especially young adults, identify as pro-life, our consciences call us to uphold a consistent life ethic by opposing all threats to human life including the death penalty. We are the pro-life generation and this belief informs the way we approach life issues."
4. View all of the USCCB resources on the death penalty.
5. God loves you.