In the more righteous days of Christendom, Catholic countries did indeed reserve the death penalty for men or women who had killed children.  This is seen in the fact that in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, the Church Fathers and the Popes held that the death penalty was not only for safety for society, but it was a just punishment upon the guilty.  This was especially true when the guilty killed even one innocent person (like an unborn baby.)

In case you think the Catholic Church has changed her teaching on the death penalty, just realize that such a notion is impossible.  The dogma of the Catholic Church cannot change.  The Roman Catechism of Trent is the only infallible Catechism of the Church. Unfortunately, it is rejected by modernist heretics who wrote Dignitas Infinita, as I explained here:

“The power of life and death is permitted to certain civil magistrates because theirs is the responsibility under law to punish the guilty and protect the innocent. Far from being guilty of breaking this commandment [Thy shall not kill], such an execution of justice is precisely an act of obedience to it. For the purpose of the law is to protect and foster human life. This purpose is fulfilled when the legitimate authority of the State is exercised by taking the guilty lives of those who have taken innocent lives. In the Psalms we find a vindication of this right:  Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land, cutting off all evildoers from the city of the Lord. (Ps. 101:8).”—The Roman Catechism of the Council of Trent, 1566, Part III, 5, n. 4.

But let’s shift gears to abortion before you think where I am going with this.  In an article titled “The Pill” Kills More Than Surgicals, I discussed the normal oral contraceptive pill (not only the morning-after pill) and explained what they both do: “By an extremely conservative estimate, 1B (billion, as in 9 zeros) women are on the Pill (or other form of HBC like ‘the Patch…’ It is probably closer to 2B, but we’ll assume 1B as a conservative estimate.) Of these 1B women on the Pill, probably each one of them experiences at least once a year a breakthrough-ovulation during times of intercourse leading to a fertilized egg, which is an embryo that is never implanted.”

This means 90% of American women have been on an abortion-inducing medicine.  This also means 90% of American men have approved of their wives and girlfriends being on an abortion-inducing medicine.  (Yes, I am saying that a chemical abortion is just as evil as a surgical abortion and that most contraceptives cause not only contraception but also chemical abortions.  See my articles here and here if you doubt that.)   In any case, these numbers of 90% of adults in most countries using abortion-inducing pills or patches are just as high in Brazil, France, Russia and nearly anywhere else in the world except “developing countries.” Yet even poorer countries are getting showered by the West’s sterilization, birth control and abortion.

Put all of this together and it becomes clear that we can’t practically put in prison everyone who has had a chemical abortion.  Why?  Because that would put 90% of the American population—both male and females—in prison,

Furthermore, we should never physically harm abortion-workers.  Even the new Catechism of the Catholic Church has rules for civil disobedience here and it is clear to me that these rules have not been met: Armed resistance to oppression by political authority is not legitimate, unless all the following conditions are met: 1) there is certain, grave, and prolonged violation of fundamental rights; 2) all other means of redress have been exhausted; 3) such resistance will not provoke worse disorders; 4) there is well-founded hope of success; and 5) it is impossible reasonably to foresee any better solution.—CCC 2243.  Perhaps only #3 is missing, but that’s enough to stop any such activity.

In just countries of yore, murderers-of-the-innocent received the death penalty. But as we do not live in such times, so our war must be entirely spiritual against the forces of darkness. And for that reason, we need you all peacefully praying outside of abortion centers. You do not have to sidewalk-counsel with us. But we need you to peacefully pray the Rosary outside your nearest child-killing center.