2017 Lenten Reflections and Materials

As we prepare to enter into this season of Lent, CMN invites you to join us in prayer reflection and contemplation as we work to live with mercy and justice. Each week we will send... MORE

A Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty

Dead Man Walking: Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty On Monday, February 6, 2017, CMN, in partnership with Washington National Cathedral, Washington National Opera, and Equitas, hosted a powerful Religious Leaders Dialogue on the... MORE

Highlights from the Field: Death Penalty Legislation Updates

These concise reports give a glimpse into the workings of this movement as seen through particular states. We are inspired by the continual movement towards the elimination of the death penalty in this country.  We... MORE

What it Means to be Pro-Life: Why a Young Catholic is working to end the Death Penalty

By Gabrielle Smyth On February 6th I attended the religious leaders dialogue at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The panel for the dialogue included the author of Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean, as... MORE

Mercy In Action Project

  CMN’s Mercy in Action Project seeks to promote clemency for those facing imminent execution. By joining the Mercy in Action Project you will receive monthly alerts with information on upcoming executions and tools to... MORE

Video: Catholics and the Death Penalty

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CMN NEWS

2017 Lenten Reflections and Materials
As we prepare to enter into this season of Lent, CMN invites you to join us in prayer reflection and contemplation as we work to live with mercy and justice.... MORE
A Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty
Dead Man Walking: Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty On Monday, February 6, 2017, CMN, in partnership with Washington National Cathedral, Washington National Opera, and Equitas, hosted a powerful... MORE
Highlights from the Field: Death Penalty Legislation Updates
These concise reports give a glimpse into the workings of this movement as seen through particular states. We are inspired by the continual movement towards the elimination of the death... MORE
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CMN EVENTS

February 16-18: Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) (Baltimore, MD)
The Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) is a three day conference co-sponsored by the Association of Catholic Publishers and the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  MAC is a unique and dynamic conference created just for today’s Catholic... MORE
March 5: CMN at The Opera: Dead Man Walking (Washington, DC)
On Sunday, March 5 , CMN will be attending the matinee showing of the Dead Man Walking Opera. We will meet at 12:50pm outside the Kennedy Center Opera House stage... MORE
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Scheduled EXECUTIONS

Ronald Phillips – STAYED/RESCHEDULED

Ohio – February 15, 2017. Want to take action? Write or email the Ohio Parole Board ask for clemency for Ronald Phillips. Use this sample letter or create your own. You can also contact Governor John Kasich. In Ohio, the Governor has authority to grant clemency with nonbinding advice of Board of Pardons and Paroles…. MORE

Raymond Tibbetts – STAYED/RESCHEDULED

Ohio – February 19, 2017. Want to take action? Write or email the Ohio Parole Board ask for clemency for Raymond Tibbetts. Use this sample letter or create your own. You can also contact Governor John Kasich. In Ohio, the Governor has authority to grant clemency with nonbinding advice of Board of Pardons and Paroles…. MORE

Rolando Ruiz

Texas – March 7, 2017 Want to take action? Write the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for Rolando Ruiz. Use this sample letter or create your own. In Texas, the Governor MUST have the recommendation of clemency from a board or advisory group. To learn more about clemency click here. The… MORE

James Bigby

Texas – March 14, 2017 Want to take action? Write the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for James Bigby. Use this sample letter or create your own. In Texas, the Governor MUST have the recommendation of clemency from a board or advisory group. To learn more about clemency click here. The… MORE

Gary Otte – STAYED

Ohio – March 15, 2017. Want to take action? Write or email the Ohio Parole Board ask for clemency for Gary Otte. Use this sample letter or create your own. You can also contact Governor John Kasich. In Ohio, the Governor has authority to grant clemency with nonbinding advice of Board of Pardons and Paroles…. MORE

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