Teachings of the Catholic Church on Torture

Amid significant conversations within the secular media regarding whether or not the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” did or did not lead to “actionable intelligence,” it is worth remembering that the Catholic Church has consistently taught that the answer to this question is irrelevant. Immoral ends do not justify means, regardless of intent. For an excellent study guide on the moral implications of torture, see this resource from the USCCB.