Francis’ (mis) citations of the Catechism and of John Paul II

We live in a society often scarred by violence. And, the greater the violence, the more our society yearns for peace as avidly as a shipwrecked man looks to a lifeboat…

We note, however, that some suggest that this peace can be reached by simply handing over the reins of law to the hands of crime, thus setting aside the most basic concepts of justice!

What light does the Church throw upon the legitimacy of sanctions by public authorities to offences against the common good? Does the Church absolutely condemn capital punishment? Let’s clarify some concepts…