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

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

Divine Mercy and the Death Penalty

By the Most Reverend Robert W. Finn of the Archdiocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph As we seek a reason to put aside the practice of the death penalty, perhaps the best motive is our desire to imitate God in His Mercy toward... 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