After reading Pope Francis and Ron Farmers articles in the Readings folder, engage in the conversation about the morality and/or political fairness of abolishing the death penalty in the United States.
1. Are you sympathetic to the popes position since it brings consistency to the other Catholic “respect for all human life” teachings on abortion and euthanasia the subjects of next week in the course? If so, why so? If not, why not?
2. Since we are a separation of chuch and state country, what are arguments, other than theological, that support or oppose our current variable laws and practices regarding capital punishment in the United States?
3. Finally and briefly which side of the debate are you on and why?