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Cardinal Cupich says death penalty makes right to life 'conditional'

On the same day that Pope Francis revised the Catechism of the Catholic Church to say the death penalty is “inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,” Cardinal Cupich spoke about how Catholic teaching on the death penalty developed. Putting people to death — even criminals who are certainly guilty of terrible acts — makes it seem that the God-given right to life is conditional.

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