Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, in a Homily on Forgiveness and the Culture of Death Following the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings

April 21, 2013

Forgiveness does not mean that we do not realize the heinousness of the crime. But in our own hearts when we are unable to forgive we make ourselves a victim of our own hatred. Obviously as a Catholic I oppose the death penalty, which I think is one further manifestation of the culture of death in our midst.

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