Death penalty 'does not fulfill justice,' say Texas Catholic bishops

AUSTIN, Texas (CNS) — The Catholic bishops of Texas Oct. 10 called for the abolition of the death penalty, denouncing its effects not only on victims and others immediately affected, but also on society.

Jurists must be instruments of mercy and justice, Archbishop Hebda says at Red Mass

FORT WORTH — Speaking to more than 100 lawyers, judges, and public servants attending the 11th annual Red Mass, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda, of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, reminded his fellow jurists they are not only vendors of justice but instruments of mercy.

40 Days for Life an opportunity to witness to truth and life, Bishop Olson says

FORT WORTH — On September 28, a crowd of approximately 250 lined the sidewalks in front of Planned Parenthood to launch 40 Days for Life, the international peaceful prayer vigil to protect the unborn.