August 02, 2018

Cara Drinan, professor, law, was interviewed by The New York Times about Pope Francis’s change to the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church, declaring that the death penalty is wrong in all cases. Drinan also was quoted in Our Sunday Visitor about the pope’s change to the Catechism.

... Cara H. Drinan, a professor of law at Catholic University of America in Washington and an expert on criminal justice reform, said Catholics should be able to accept this development because it is “perfectly consistent with Catholic teaching on a consistent ethic of life.”

And yet, she said, there may be resistance.

“The land of the free has become the world’s biggest jailer,” Ms. Drinan said, “and even practicing Catholics have a hard time setting aside this knee-jerk reaction of ‘you do the crime, you do the time.’ It’s part of who we are.” ...

Continue reading in the New York Times.