The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts serve in schools and prisons, protest war, and advocate for nonviolent means of peacemaking and justice. They are part of a federation of all the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States which has been around for more than 350 years and includes over 7,000 members of 23 congregations.
Death Penalty Statement (1997)
As women committed to justice, taught by the example of Jesus in the Gospels and by the Catholic Church, we reverence all life. In response to these teachings we, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts, are opposed to using the death penalty as a punishment for crime.