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Pope Francis says no crime deserves the death penalty

March 20, 2015 In a letter to the President of the International Commission against the Death Penalty, Pope Francis repeated his call for all good Christians to work to end the... MORE
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Praying for Mercy: Reflections on Glossip v. Gross

By Becky VanPool, Parish Engagement Director of Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City The Supreme Court has issued a stay for three Oklahoma death row inmates, Richard Glossip, John Grant, and... MORE
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Archbishop Coakley: “The Death Penalty is Morally Obsolete”

Before the oral arguments begin with regards to the Supreme Court Case on lethal injection (Glossip v. Gross), Archbishop Coakley of Oklahoma reaffirmed his opposition to capital punishment in an... MORE
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Jesus Remember Me

Created by CMN Youth Minister Wayne Hipley Through scripture, prayer and conversation, this group reflection takes participants on a journey down the road of justice, mercy and forgiveness. While particularly... MORE
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Coming Soon! Help us spread the good news with our new English language podcast

CMN is proud to announce the production of our English-language podcast series featuring Msgr. Stuart Swetland as host! Episodes will invite listeners on the journey to becoming unconditionally pro-life as... MORE
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Mission

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! The Catholic Mobilizing Network supports Catholic institutions and organizations in their efforts to end the use of the death penalty in the United States, and in initiatives promoting restorative... MORE

CMN NEWS

Pope Francis says no crime deserves the death penalty
March 20, 2015 In a letter to the President of the International Commission against the Death Penalty, Pope Francis repeated his call for all good Christians to work to end the... MORE
Praying for Mercy: Reflections on Glossip v. Gross
By Becky VanPool, Parish Engagement Director of Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City The Supreme Court has issued a stay for three Oklahoma death row inmates, Richard Glossip, John Grant, and... MORE
Archbishop Coakley: “The Death Penalty is Morally Obsolete”
Before the oral arguments begin with regards to the Supreme Court Case on lethal injection (Glossip v. Gross), Archbishop Coakley of Oklahoma reaffirmed his opposition to capital punishment in an... MORE
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CMN EVENTS

May 13-14: Presentation on the Death Penalty (Jacksonville, FL)
Karen Clifton, Executive Director of CMN will be meeting with Florida leaders working to end the use of the death penalty in Jacksonville,... MORE
April 13th, 2015: Press Conference (St. Louis, MO)
Anti-Death Penalty Advocates and Justice-Seeking Citizens invite you to join us in raising our voices on racial bias in jury selection. We will hold a press conference Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10... MORE
April 13th, 2015: Death Penalty Prayer Vigil (O’Fallon, MO)
Assumption Parish is hosting a Death Penalty Prayer Vigil on Monday, April 13 at 7:00 PM. The vigil will take place at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Most Precocious Blood (204... MORE
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Focus on States

This map offers a state-by-state view of the death penalty in the United States. States highlighted in red currently have the death penalty, and are the states where we most need your help in educating your community and your parish about the Church’s teaching on this crucial issue. Each state page features information on state organizations… MORE

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Scheduled EXECUTIONS

Kent Sprouse – EXECUTED

Texas – April 9, 2015

Andre Cole – EXECUTED

Missouri – April 14, 2015

Manuel Garza – EXECUTE

Texas – April 15, 2015

Albert Perez – STAY LIKELY

Pennsylvania –  April 17, 2015

Richard Vasquez

Texas – April 23, 2015

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