This year’s presidential election is dominating media coverage, but, for voters in some parts of the country, there is another major decision to be made on November 8. Both Nebraska and California will be voting on the future of their state’s capital punishment laws. When he visited Congress last year, Pope Francis urged American politicians to abolish capital punishment.
In the United States, Sister Helen Prejean is the face of anti-death penalty activism. She gained considerable attention when her book, “Dead Man Walking,” was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, who portrayed Sister Prejean. Earlier this year, Father Dave sat down with Sister Helen at the Los Angeles Religious Education Conference to discuss her work.
(Original Air 02-27-16)