Maryland

Xaverian Brothers

Xaverian Brothers

The lives of those guilty of the most heinous crimes are still sacred in the eyes of God Over the years our Brothers have supported social justice efforts, and a number of our Brothers have engaged directly in working for... MORE

Mount Saint Mary's Offers 'Forgiveness and Mercy' Course

Mount Saint Mary’s Offers ‘Forgiveness and Mercy’ Course

Last spring at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., Dr. Trudy Conway and CMN’s Education Coordinator, Vicki Schieber, once again led the course, “Forgiveness and Mercy” through the university’s Philosophy Department. This popular class offers students an opportunity to... MORE

Maryland Formally Ends the Death Penalty

Maryland Formally Ends the Death Penalty

– May 2, 2013 – With the stroke of Governor O’Malley’s pen, Maryland today became the sixth state in as many years to end the death penalty. Maryland’s effort is the latest success in a growing national movement recognizing that... MORE

Repeal in Maryland: One Member’s Reflections

Repeal in Maryland: One Member’s Reflections

The following is an article which first appeared in the Spring / Summer 2013 newsletter of the Murder Victims Families’ for Human Rights (MVFHR). We celebrate the hard work that so many activists and supporters, including many murder victims’ family... MORE

Death Penalty Legislative Update - April 2013

Death Penalty Legislative Update – April 2013

– April 15, 2013 – March was an extraordinary month of activity in the movement to end the use of the death penalty! In Delaware, the Senate passed, by an 11-10 margin, SB 19, which ends the death penalty for... MORE

Maryland House Joins Senate in Voting to Repeal Death Penalty, Governor's Signature Imminent

Maryland House Joins Senate in Voting to Repeal Death Penalty, Governor’s Signature Imminent

March 15, 2013 — Thank you, Maryland’s Senate and House for choosing Life over Death! The Senate and House have passed a bill that Governor Martin O’Malley has promised to sign.  This makes Maryland the sixth state in six years and... MORE

Asuntos para conversar con los legisladores

Respondiendo al pedido de algunos estados, CMN ha preparado para cada uno de ellos un folleto con la doctrina social de la Iglesia sobre la pena de muerte e informaciones específicas del estado mismo. Estos panfletos están diseñados especialmente para... MORE

Death Penalty Repeal Among Catholic Conference's Priorities in Maryland

Death Penalty Repeal Among Catholic Conference’s Priorities in Maryland

February 19, 2013 — Maryland stands ready to become the sixth state in six years to repeal the death penalty. As Maryland’s General Assembly convened in January, the Catholic Church in Maryland continues to stand for the vulnerable members of our... MORE

Archbishop Lori, O'Malley Among Parade of Witnesses Urging Death Penalty Repeal in Maryland

Archbishop Lori, O’Malley Among Parade of Witnesses Urging Death Penalty Repeal in Maryland

By Timothy B. Wheeler and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun February 14, 2013 Sensing a real chance to abolish the death penalty in Maryland after years of trying, opponents of capital punishment brought a parade of religious, political and civil rights leaders... MORE

Murder Victim’s Mother Continues Push for Repeal of Maryland’s Death Penalty

Murder Victim’s Mother Continues Push for Repeal of Maryland’s Death Penalty

By John Wagner, The Washington Post — February 13, 2013 — Vicki Schieber began her pitch to the undecided Maryland senator recently as she often does, by sharing the details of her story. Her daughter, Shannon, was raped and murdered the day... MORE