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

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

Death Penalty State Talking Points

In response to requests from key states, CMN has drafted State Specific Talking Points, brief one page information sheets 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

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

Missouri Catholic Conference

The Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) is the public policy agency for the Catholic Church in Missouri. The Missouri bishops serve as the MCC Board of Directors. The MCC is actively involved in all levels of government, especially state and federal... MORE

Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP) is composed of individuals and chapters across Missouri. MADP chapters carry out public action, promote educational speaking opportunities, gather moratorium resolutions and meet regularly.... MORE

Franciscan Sisters of Mary

The Franciscan Sisters of Mary, based in St. Louis, Missouri, took a corporate stance against the death penalty in 2008. This community ministers to people on the margins of society throughout the world. On each expected execution date, sisters will remember... MORE

Marianist Province of the United States, Saint Louis, Missouri

We, as the Marianist Family, because of our belief in the sanctity of all human life and in the dignity of all persons, pledge ourselves to prayer, education, reflection, and action to abolish the death penalty. This practice is unjust,... MORE

Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, Missouri

For more than 160 years, the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon have kept a community that finds its mission in the Church. Rooted in the Eucharist and personal prayer, they strive to continue the mission of Jesus and... MORE