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Influence of intelligent evil growing in our culture

KoC conducts formation ceremony in Menlo Park

Vocation dinner nets $10,000

Knights distribute coats to schoolchildren


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placeholder February 29, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 4   •   Oakland, CA
Jubilee of Mercy

Pope's plea: Stop death penalty
Pope Francis called for a moratorium on executions during the Year of Mercy and said the fifth commandment, "Thou shalt not kill," applies not only to the innocent but to the guilty as well. "Even a criminal has the inviolable right to life, a gift of God," he said Feb. 21 after reciting the Angelus with visitors gathered in St. Peter's Square. "All Christians and people of goodwill are called today to work not only for the abolition of the death penalty, but also to improve the conditions of life in prison, in the respect of human dignity of people deprived of freedom," he said.
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