CMN Welcomes New Staff and Speakers

April 14, 2014


Art Cody

– April 15, 2014 –

Art Cody, long-time leader in the campaign to end the death penalty, has joined CMN as the Director of Advancement. During his two decades of work in the movement, Art has been a fundraiser, an advocate, and a pro bono lawyer, working in post-conviction capital representation – primarily focusing his efforts in the deep south. Art can be reached at

CMN also announces three additional CMN Speaker Bureau members – Catherine Crino, Terri Steinberg and Dr. Alejandro Canadas. Catherine, sister of Stephanie, who was murdered in Texas, is a former Board Member of Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation and currently Director of Religious Education at St. Alphonsus Parish in Chicago. Terri Steinberg, a life-long Catholic and mother of Justin Wolfe, shares her powerful, emotional story of our broken justice system and how it has changed her family’s life. Catherine and Terri are available to present CMN’s Death Penalty Workshop, along with their own stories, to your parish, diocesan or regional events. Contact

Dr. Cañadas, a noted economist and professor at Mt. Saint Mary’s University, has completed extensive research in the economics of the death penalty, as well as development economics (Poverty and Inequality). In 2010, Dr. Cañadas received the Dennis Tinder Professorship for fostering the University’s mission to provide students with a thorough grounding in the liberal arts and the Catholic Faith. He is assisting CMN in data collection and research on messaging and educational projects, and is available to speak at your events. Contact

This article first appeared in the April 2014 CMN Newsletter.