“We have to make
our occupations holy.
We do this by seeking
God in them.”

St. Vincent de Paul

 

 

OPJCC Priority Issue: Death Penalty

SC Congregational Stand on the Death Penalty

As a Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, we believe that the death penalty should be abolished in the United States in law and in practice. October 2000

Catholic Social Teaching on the Death Penalty

According to Catholic Social Teaching – Rights and Responsibilities, the Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Therefore, every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency. Corresponding to these rights are duties and responsibilities – to one another, to our families, and to the larger society.

On August 1, 2018, Pope Francis approved a new revision of paragraph number 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, according to which “a new understanding has emerged of the significance of penal sanctions imposed by the state,” thus, “the death penalty is inadmissible.”

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Jun
28
Tue
Memorial Mass for S. Catherine Kirby
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:48 pm

You will be able to view the Mass at 10 a.m. by CLICKING HERE or watch the archived mass on the Sisters password-protected section of the website.

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Timeless Treasures

The Sisters of Charity joined the faculty, staff, and 170 students of San Felipe de Neri School in Old Town, Albuquerque, in celebrating the 140th anniversary of the school’s founding. A “timeless treasure” of the founding days in our Archives, is a sepia photograph of S. Pauline Leo with her class of young boys. Read More.