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Call to Action: Arkansas's Plan to Execute 8 Men in 10 Days

Call to Action: Arkansas’s Plan to Execute 8 Men in 10 Days

The grave matter of Governor Hutchinson’s plan to execute 8 men in 10 days in April demands swift and forceful action.  These executions are cruel and unnecessary. This hasty action is being done to beat the April 30th expiration date... MORE

2017 Lenten Reflections and Materials

2017 Lenten Reflections and Materials

As we prepare to enter into this season of Lent, CMN invites you to join us in prayerful reflection and contemplation as we work to live with mercy and justice. Each week we will send you a special reflection, beginning... MORE

National Catholic Sisters Week 2017

National Catholic Sisters Week 2017

National Catholic Sisters Week is an annual celebration of the lives and work of religious women that takes place from March 8-14. CMN is grateful for all of the wonderful work these women do, and is honored to be a... MORE

Bishop Urges Governor Against Use of Death Penalty

Bishop Urges Governor Against Use of Death Penalty

Bishop appeals to governor to halt executions PUBLISHED: MARCH 2, 2017 Bishop Anthony B. Taylor wrote the following letter to Gov. Asa Hutchinson March 1, asking him to halt the executions of eight men scheduled for April. I am writing... MORE

A Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty

A Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty

Dead Man Walking: Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty On Monday, February 6, 2017, CMN, in partnership with Washington National Cathedral, Washington National Opera, and Equitas, hosted a powerful Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty. This event brought... MORE

Highlights from the Field: Death Penalty Legislation Updates

Highlights from the Field: Death Penalty Legislation Updates

These concise reports give a glimpse into the workings of this movement as seen through particular states. We are inspired by the continual movement towards the elimination of the death penalty in this country.  We hope you are too. Repeal... MORE

What it Means to be Pro-Life: Why a Young Catholic is working to end the Death Penalty

What it Means to be Pro-Life: Why a Young Catholic is working to end the Death Penalty

By Gabrielle Smyth On February 6th I attended the religious leaders dialogue at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The panel for the dialogue included the author of Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean, as well as six national religious leaders.... MORE

Press Release: Religious Leaders Speak out Against Death Penalty

Press Release: Religious Leaders Speak out Against Death Penalty

For Immediate Release:  February 7, 2017  Contact: Alexandra Carroll alexandra@catholicsmobilizing.org     Prominent Religious Leaders Join Their Voices to Call for an End to the Death Penalty Interfaith panel underscored need to end the death penalty and work for the... MORE

Press Release: Catholic Leaders Send Joint Letter to President Trump

Press Release: Catholic Leaders Send Joint Letter to President Trump

For Immediate Release:  January 26, 2017 Contact: Alexandra Carroll alexandra@catholicsmobilizing.org   Catholic Leaders Send Joint Letter to President Trump Calling for the Respect of all life Washington, DC – In anticipation of the March for Life on Friday, eight national... MORE

40 Years of Executions: National Action to End the Death Penalty

40 Years of Executions: National Action to End the Death Penalty

Forty years ago, on January 17, 1977, the State of Utah shot to death Gary Gilmore, who was executed in revenge for his murder of Ben Bushnell and Max Jenson.  This was the first execution under the Supreme Court’s upholding... MORE