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California Bishops Announce Support for Prop 62 to End the Use of the Death Penalty

The following statement was released July 14th by the California Catholic Conference.   All Life Is Sacred – Innocent or Flawed SACRAMENTO, CA – During this Jubilee Year of Mercy,... MORE
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Pope Francis Message to 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, June 22 2016

“There is no fitting punishment without hope! Punishment for its own sake, without room for hope, is a form of torture, not of punishment.” In a video message to the... MORE
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Respect Life Month Toolkit

Beginning on Respect Life Sunday, October 2, 2016, our nation’s Catholics will be called to renew their personal commitment to defend ALL human life. CMN’s Respect Life Month Toolkit is designed... MORE
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Champions for Life and Dignity in Virginia

Last month, people of faith, including hundreds of women religious, mobilized to take a stand against the death penalty in Virginia. There were two big issues at stake both involving... MORE
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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... 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

In Memory of Robert Grant Clifton
CMN mourns the loss of Grant Clifton, the fourth child of CMN’s founder and current Executive Director, Karen Clifton, who passed away unexpectedly on July 31st. Grant had a deep... MORE
California Bishops Announce Support for Prop 62 to End the Use of the Death Penalty
The following statement was released July 14th by the California Catholic Conference.   All Life Is Sacred – Innocent or Flawed SACRAMENTO, CA – During this Jubilee Year of Mercy,... MORE
Becoming All We Can Be
By Sharon Schmitz, RSM I was a Sister of Mercy, halfway through a sabbatical year when, in 1993, the phone rang. “Would you consider teaching the course, Breaking Barriers, to... MORE
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CMN EVENTS

August 31st – September 3rd, 2016: St. Vincent de Paul National Assembly (Columbus, OH)
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is hosting their 2016 National Assembly to meet on social justice issues. This year’s topic is “Hear the Cry of the Poor.” When: From Wednesday,... MORE
September 15th, 2016: Sister Helen Speaks at MaryRuth Weir Memorial Dinner (Atlanta, GA)
Join Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty at the 9th Annual MaryRuth Weir Memorial Dinner!! Sister Helen Prejean, death penalty abolitionist and author of Dead Man Walking, will be featured... MORE
September 21st, 2016: Ohio Panel Speaks on the Death Penalty (Trotwood, OH)
Join the Miami Valley Chapter of Ohioans to Stop Executions, the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative, and Greater Dayton Christian Connections to discuss this question: Is the death penalty an idea... MORE
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Robert Pruett – STAYED

Texas – August 23, 2016     Want to take action? Write the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for Robert Pruett. 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… MORE

Jeffrey Wood – STAYED

Texas – August, 24 2016     Want to take action? Write the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for Perry Williams. Use this sample letter from the Texas Catholic Conference  or create your own. In Texas, the Governor MUST have the recommendation of clemency from a board or advisory group. To learn more… MORE

Rolando Ruiz

Texas – August 31, 2016       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… MORE

Robert Mitchell Jennings

Texas – September 14, 2016       Want to take action? Write the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for Robert Mitchell Jennings. 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… MORE

Albert Johnson – Stayed

Oklahoma – September 19, 2016

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