You could have cleared this up at any time by answering the question I repeatedly posed to you: does this mean capital punishment is intrinsically evil? It is a yes or no question. In any event, the ambiguity is not lost on others:
Given my conclusions about the certitude of Church teaching in this area (with which conclusions some scholars I esteem disagree) I naturally share the grave concerns enunciated here about Pope Francis’ alteration of Catechism 2267 to reflect his view that the death penalty itself is “inadmissible” (whatever that means, although everyone knows what it means). (Edward Peters, canon lawyer)
Second, the new teaching about “inadmissibility” is expressly predicated on a composite prudential antecedent judgment (indeed, “inadmissibility” is a legal and prudential term). (Stephen Long, Professor of Theology, Ave Maria)
Then again, maybe not.
The conclusion about the inadmissibility of capital punishment in today’s circumstances is an instance of the fourth (and weakest) form of church teaching, prudential admonitions that command the attention of the faithful, but for which believers who conscientiously disagree are never denied communion with the Church. (Stephen Long)