Readers Respond – May 13, 2017

A bold stand

New Orleans

Archbishop Aymond has taken a bold step in not only publishing in the Clarion Herald the Louisiana Catholic bishops’ new statement calling for the abolition of the death penalty but also in using his weekly column to answer questions why our state Legislature ought to abolish the death penalty.

As he stated, this is a pro-life issue, and supporting this issue will emphasize that Catholics are pro-life from the womb to the tomb and beyond, for all humans.

It is also worth noting that the only countries in the world, besides the USA, who use the death penalty are the following: China, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Do we really want to continue to be linked with those nine countries, supporting the death penalty? I hope not.

FR. LOUIS ARCENEAUX, C.M.

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