Who we are

Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) proclaims the Church’s unconditional pro-life teaching and its application to capital punishment and restorative justice.  This work is carried out in many ways in the organization through the work of a focused coordinating committee, and staff in Washington, DC and  Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD.  Learn more about the people who make up this organization, recent and past news, as well as events and activities sponsored by CMN.

Here is a video from CMN Executive Director, Karen Clifton, about the ways in which CMN can be a help to Catholics and other advocates across the country who are seeking educational resources on the issue of the death penalty and restorative justice:


Board of Directors

Meet Catholic Mobilizing Network’s Board of Directors. This dynamic group brings a wealth of experience and passion to the organization. Each member brings gifts to our ministry and furthers our mission of ending the use of the death penalty and promoting restorative justice.     Chair Mary J. Novak, J.D., M.A.P.S., has as served across… MORE

Volunteer and Job Openings

We are here to help you.  At CMN, it is our mission to engage Catholics in this important pro-life issue, to end the use of the death penalty so that our Church can bring about repeal of the death penalty. We need your help, as well, in developing an efficient, effective effort.  CMN hopes to… MORE


The Catholic Mobilizing Network continues to expand its growing list of informed, experienced, and acclaimed speakers who regularly address the issue of capital punishment in the United States. The speakers below have spoken to small high school groups and large conferences. Some have addressed Members of Congress and others draw from unique ministerial experiences on… MORE


The Catholic Mobilizing Network to End Use of the Death Penalty (CMN) in the United States endeavors to take up the challenge of the U.S. bishops’ “Campaign To End the Use of the Death Penalty” (A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death, 2005). Late in the summer of 2008, veteran proponents of ending… MORE


The Catholic Mobilizing Network staff represents experience and passion. Our staff has emerged from the persons and groups from across the country who have mobilized to end the use of the death penalty. These people bring a wealth of experience that comes from years spent organizing and educating. The CMN staff brings a passion and… MORE

Coordinating Committee

The Catholic Mobilizing Network’s Coordinating Committee helps to bring a wide vision and depth of experience to the organization. Representatives from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, many religious order communities of women and men, (arch)diocesan offices, pro-life groups, and lay people convene to ensure CMN remains faithful to its founding vision while developing… MORE


Catholic Mobilizing Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph. Originating through the ministries of Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, one of the leading voices against the death penalty in the United States, CMN is also supported in its work by other organizations in accomplishing its mission,… MORE

Mount St. Mary’s Office


Mount St. Mary’s University is a Catholic university committed to education in the service of truth. It seeks to cultivate a community of learners formed by faith, engaged in discovery, and empowered for leadership in the Church, the professions, and the world. In order to enable individuals to understand and to challenge or embrace the cultural forces operating on them, Mount St…. MORE