Mathew Schmalz

Associate Professor of Religion, College of the Holy Cross.

Recent blog posts by this author

Can You Be Christian and Support the Death Penalty?

Pope Francis has declared the death penalty “inadmissible.” This means that the death penalty should not be used in any circumstance. It also alters the Catholic Catechism, a compendium of Catholic doctrine, and is now binding on Roman Catholics...

Why the 5 Major World Religions All Reject Suicide

The recent suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and writer Anthony Bourdain have reminded all of us that, even for the wealthy, life can become too painful to bear. The sad truth is that suicide rates have been increasing in...