Death Penalty History and the Present for Massachusetts

Death Penalty History and the Present for Massachusetts

Massachusetts has dealt with witches, anarchists, Quakers, pirates and gangsters in high profile executions.  Massachusetts hanged 26 people for practicing witchcraft.  The death penalty was abolished in 1984. A Boston Globe poll from 2013 showed that one-third of Boston’s residents would favor the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The last time the death penalty was […]

Pope Francis: Will the Church Join the 21st Century on Social Issues?

Pope Francis: Will the Church Join the 21st Century on Social Issues?

Pope Francis’ mission to modernize and reform the Roman Catholic Church may have been dealt a blow on Saturday, after proposals for wider acknowledgment and acceptance of the LGBT community and remarried Catholics, who have been divorced, were water downed in the final revised document on the Church’s stance regarding families. This setback raises the central question […]

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death Over Religion and Marriage

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death Over Religion and Marriage

A Sudanese woman has been sentenced to death over her marriage to a Christian man and choice of religion. 27-year-old Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who is a practicing Christian and was convicted by a Khartoum court this week of apostasy, which is the renunciation of faith, because the court considered her to be Muslim. Additionally, the condemned […]