"The Catholic church is all over the world," said Father Panneer Selvam at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Roseburg, "and by electing a pope from Argentina, the church has shown the universality of the church."
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn abolished the death penalty Wednesday, more than a decade after the state imposed a moratorium on executions out of concern that innocent people could be put to death by a justice system that had wrongly condemned 13 men.
Sister Helen Prejean, a nationally-known anti-death penalty activist, will speak about restorative justice during a free public lecture at the University of Oregon School of Law on Monday, Jan. 25.
Prejean's speech on the topic "Inalienable Human...