CMN Builds Connections and Enhances Public Profile

August 17, 2014

CMN in the News– August 22, 2014 –

CMN staff and speakers continue to connect with thousands through our media outreach efforts as we work to build a coalition of national support to end the death penalty. This month, Sr. Ilaria Buonriposi, Director of Hispanic Outreach, recorded more of our popular free and downloadable podcasts, which are syndicated to more than 150 Catholic Spanish radio stations across the country. Join us in educating others by using them in your diocese to reach Spanish speaking Catholics.

Dale Recinella, a speaker for CMN, was once again highlighted in America magazine. His remarkable July 26th interview, “Finding God on Death Row,” spotlights his ministry to those on death row and in solitary confinement. He tells a powerful story and puts a human face on the so-called “monsters” on death row in Florida. Dale reminds us, “The secular culture could be crying for vengeance, but faithful Catholics don’t start with the noise in the street.” Visit Dale’s website at to support his ministry.

CMN was also included in an editorial “The Death Penalty Revisited,” written by Sr. Barbara Mayer for the Global Sisters Report, a publication of Catholic News Service. Sr. Barbara is a part of the CMN Religious Coalition – a growing national group of consecrated sisters and brothers working in restorative justice programs across the country. If you would like to be a part of this collaborative group, sharing ideas and supporting one another, email

CMN’s book Where Justice and Mercy Meet was featured in Tobias Winright’s recent article, “Instruments of Death,” which appeared in The Christian Century. Tobias, who teaches theological ethics at Saint Louis University, refutes the idea that executions can be humane and also reflects on the burden of moral injury that those who participate in an execution may experience.

This article was featured in CMN’s August 2014 newsletter.