Omaha nun fights to end death penalty

As the May 8 scheduled execution of a Nebraska inmate drew near (the state Supreme Court ended up delaying the execution before it took place), The Catholic Voice in Omaha published a feature on a Creighton University theology professor who has been urging an end to the death penalty for more than a decade. A sidebar story in the same edition explains church teaching on capital punishment but points out the difference between the death penalty and other life issues, such as abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Maryland students share love of books with Pensacola students

A Lenten project at a Maryland Catholic school benefitted a Florida public school in a disadvantaged neighborhood, according to this story in the Florida Catholic. Students in Maryland managed to collect $3,500 to purchase a book for each of the 461 students at the Florida school.