Letter from Sr. Helen Prejean to Pope John Paul II, page 2, 1997.
Prejean, Helen--Correspondence; John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005--Correspondence; Catholic Church. Pope (1978-2005 : John Paul II). Evangelium vitae; Odell, Joseph R. (Joseph Roger); Capital punishment--United States; Capital punishment--Religious aspects; Letters (correspondence)
Typed letter from Sr. Helen to Pope John Paul II written in 1997 after he spoke out against the death sentence of Joseph O’Dell. In this letter Sr. Helen points out the way that some death penalty advocates in the United States use the wording in Evangelium Vitae (that the state has a right to execute in cases of “absolute necessity”) to justify seeking the death penalty.
27.9 x 21.6 cm.
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. Special Collections and Archives. Sr. Helen Prejean Papers, Box 11, file 3.