Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Catholic Bishops Campaign Against Death Penalty

Interesting to read this alongside my post on Rick Santorum below.

Even without that angle, it's interesting:

Pollster John Zogby presented results of a survey taken last November showing that support for capital punishment among Catholics was down to 48 percent, with 47 percent now opposed. In 2001, 68 percent of Catholics support the death penalty while 27 percent were opposed.

Evidently, Catholic opinion on the subject is changing--and substantially. Does that mean the hierarchy is taking the "seamless cloth" more seriously? Or is the message just sinking in with the laity?


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