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Terrorism and the Catholic Death Penalty

Archbishop Phillip Hannan, former Archbishop of the New Orleans Archdiocese, roughly about 2 million people and 1.5 million Catholics made an important statement. He is very active despite his age; he was a frontline Chaplin in Europe during WWII.

He said the death penalty was justified in certain cases such as terrorism. I don’t think he meant it as a mandatory sentence but as a general moral principle. We might want to spare terrorists to get information out of them, for example, but we need to execute the defiant. I think this would be an effective approach by our Armed Forces (a part of the Excutive Branch) which, in my opinion, is co-equal with the U.S. Supreme Court. It would deter moronic college students and similarly situated fools while getting valuable information from those that are in the know.

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