Bishops of Missouri on Recent Executions

April 2015 Dear Governor Jay Nixon, Attorney General Chris Koster, Justices of the Missouri Supreme Court, and Members of the Missouri General Assembly, We, the Catholic bishops of Missouri, write this open letter to express grave concern with the rapid... MORE

Play Project Update – June 2013

By Greg Callaghan, DMW School Theatre Project Coordinator – June 17, 2013 – The Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project has finished our ninth season. Students and directors in Iowa, New York, California, Missouri, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Vermont, and Louisiana... MORE

2014 St. Cronan Parish’s Way of the Cross

At St. Cronan Parish’s “Way of the Cross,” in St. Louis, participants stop at fifteen different social-justice focused “stations” in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. At each station, a short reading from Scripture is shared, and then a prayer for... MORE

Play Project Update – February 2013

By Greg Callaghan, Dead Man Walking Play Project Coordinator Saint Francis Borgia Regional High School, Washington, Missouri, presented three performances of Dead Man Walking to rave reviews. Saint Joseph’s Academy in Saint Louis held an opening-night town hall featuring Sr.... MORE

Death Penalty State Talking Points

In response to requests from key states, CMN has drafted State Talking Points, brief one page listings that share Catholic teaching and state-specific information on the death penalty. These are designed to educate Catholics attending diocesan or parish advocacy days... MORE

June 13th, 2015: MADP Annual Meeting (St. Louis, MO)

Former Illnois Gov. Ryan will join MADP, during its Annual Event in St. Louis on June 13, to discuss his journey towards opposition to the death penalty.  Please join MADP to support the fight against capital punishment in Missouri. Place:... MORE

Play Project Update – November 2012

Our 9th Season is well under way, and high school students and teachers have been making theatre and taking action across the country. At Brighton High School in Rochester, NY, Twenty-five teachers in 11 departments are integrating the themes from... MORE

Play Project Update: August 2012: Ninth Season on the Near Horizon

Play Project Update: August 2012: Ninth Season on the Near Horizon

By Greg Callaghan, National Coordinator, Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project August 16, 2012 We are gearing up for another exciting school year for the ninth season of the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project! Since the launch of the... MORE

Hermanas Franciscanas de María

A la luz de nuestro compromiso por el valor y la dignidad de la vida humana, unimos nuestras voces con la de los que se oponen al uso de la pena de muerte. Jesucristo es la fuente de nuestra visión... MORE

American Bar Association Recommends Reforms to Missouri’s Death Penalty

The American Bar Association has released a report on Missouri’s capital punishment system after a two-year study of the state’s death penalty. The study was conducted by legal experts, including former and current judges, lawyers, and law professors. Douglas Copeland,... MORE