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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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Statement on Governor Wolf’s Announcement of Death Penalty Reprieve

By The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference   The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference welcomes Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement of a “reprieve to inmate Terrance Williams, who was scheduled to be executed on March 4, 2015.... MORE
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Pennsylvania Abolitionists Celebrate Moratorium

By Kathleen Lucas, Director of Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. On February 13th, Governor Tom Wolf delivered on his campaign promise and declared an official moratorium on executions... MORE
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National Catholic Journals Unite to Call for the End of the Death Penalty

March 5, 2015 The editorial boards of five national Catholic Publications have taken a united stand against the death penalty! Read the powerful editorial ‘National Catholic Journals Unite: Capital Punishment... MORE
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The Pope Speaks Out

October 23, 2014 The Pope released a strong mandate this morning against the use of the death penalty: “It is impossible to imagine that states today cannot make use of... 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
Statement on Governor Wolf’s Announcement of Death Penalty Reprieve
By The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference   The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference welcomes Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement of a “reprieve to inmate Terrance Williams, who was scheduled to be executed on March 4, 2015.... MORE
Pennsylvania Abolitionists Celebrate Moratorium
By Kathleen Lucas, Director of Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. On February 13th, Governor Tom Wolf delivered on his campaign promise and declared an official moratorium on executions... MORE
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CMN EVENTS

March 24th, 2015: Picking Cotton, How an Innocent Man Got a Life Sentence (Aston, PA)
She was raped. She identified her attacker. She was wrong. Jennifer Thompson was a 22-year-old college senior in 1984 when she was brutally raped in her apartment. As the attacker held... MORE
March 25th, 2015: Repeal Bill Senate Hearing (Dover, Delaware)
Join CMN, Delaware Repeal Project, Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty, and others in showing support for a bill to abolish the death penalty in Delaware.  Help fill Legislative... MORE
April 3rd, 2015: A Walk for Peace and Justice (Dayton, Ohio)
This Good Friday, gather with fellow Christians and all people of good faith in the annual Walk for Peace and Justice. The walk will begin at 12noon at the Old Courthouse Square... 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

Cecil Clayton – EXECUTED

Missouri – March 17, 2015

Randall Mays – STAYED

Texas – March 18th, 2015

Bill Kuenzel – STAYED

Alabama – March 19, 2015

Donnie Johnson – STAYED

Tennessee – March 24, 2015

Kent Sprouse

Texas – April 9, 2015

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