Justice vs. Mercy: The Church and the Death Penalty

Since 1976, more than 1,460 lives have ended due to the death penalty. There are currently thousands of people on death row, as 31 states still allow the death penalty.

Fr. Richard Simon, host of Father Simon Says™ stops by The Drew Mariani Show™ to discuss with Drew the Church’s teaching on the death penalty. Drew and Fr. Simon also take calls from listeners on all sides of this debate.


Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at relevantradio.com and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.