Victims rights activist group "Justice for All" presents an excellent example of my meaning below:"The movie Dead Man Walking demonstrates a very good example of how just punishment and Jesus' message of love and redemption can work together:"Had rapist/murderer Matthew Poncelet not been properly sentenced to death by the civil authority, he would not have met Sister Prejean, he would not have taken responsibility for his crimes and he would not have reconciled with God.
DEAD MAN WALKING Dead Man Walking is a great book that deals with one of our nations most controversial issues: capital punishment. The books narrator, Sister Helen Prejean, discusses her personal views on capital punishment. She was a spiritual advisor and friend to two death row inmates; Elmo Patrick Sonnier and Robert Lee Willie. From her experiences, she developed views on the death penalty. She believed it was morally wrong and spoke openly about it.
Assignment: The following essay is a critique of the book Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean, focusing on the persuasiveness of the author’s argument.
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Delacroix changed and tried to learn how to forgive Matthew through faith in God, and even though he�s dead that the death penalty (or capital punishment) is wrong.
Dead Man Walking in my personal opinion portrays the issue of the death penalty (or capital punishment), because it shows how the person going through it (Matthew) reacts to the death penalty, and how it effects not just him and the victims family but his family.
Helen who is Matthew�s spiritual leader.
Dead Man Walking portrays the issue of politics, because Matthew killed the boy and raped the girl and got the death penalty, while his cousin raped the girl and killed the girl, but only got life in prison without parole.
seen the movie Dead Man Walking,
had two opportunities to speak with and listen to Sr. Prejean, and
complete the course readings on the topic of capital punishment.
Here is the assignment:
Several essays touch upon Catholic teaching and capital punishment, but especially notable is "Catholic teaching on the death penalty: has it changed?" by Avery Cardinal Dulles; "God's justice and ours : the morality of judicial participation in the death penalty" by Antonin Scalia; and "Why I oppose capital punishment" by Mario M.