Anything written by Edward Feser is reliable and worth time. He recently joined forces with Joseph M. Bessette to create a new book exploring Catholic teaching about the hotly discussed “death penalty”.
James V. Schall, S.J. says of this book: “At long last, we have a serious and intelligent look at all aspects of the death penalty — its causes, its justification, its consequences for the victim of the crime, the criminal himself, his family, and for civil society. … This book brilliantly sheds some much-needed realism in the fuzzy thinking in our society and often in the Church on this basic question of the consequences of our most heinous acts.”
Endorsing the book are also Fr. Kevin Flannery, SJ (brilliant), Prof. Edward Peters (meh… just kidding, Ed!), Prof. Robert Royal (brilliant), Prof. J. Budziszewski (brilliant), et al.
By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment by Edward Feser and Joseph Bessette. Ignatius Press.
This is a good book for the strong reader, student of Catholic moral and social teaching, seminarians and clerics.