Montana

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

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 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

Looking Forward: CMN Sets Agenda for 2013

Looking Forward: CMN Sets Agenda for 2013

by Cathy Jarboe, CMN Director of Catholic State Networks and Organization – January 14, 2013 – In the past five years, five states have overturned the death penalty. Last year, California came close to replacing the death penalty, nearly passing... MORE

Montana Catholic Conference: Playing a Leading Role in the Abolition Effort

Montana Catholic Conference: Playing a Leading Role in the Abolition Effort

August 16, 2012 The Roman Catholic Bishops of both Montana dioceses (George Leo Thomas of the Helena Diocese and Michael W. Warfel of the Great Falls Billings Diocese) are very supportive of the Montana Abolition Coalition’s efforts to abolish Montana’s... MORE

The Montana Abolition Coalition: A Collaborative Approach to Ending the Death Penalty

The Montana Abolition Coalition: A Collaborative Approach to Ending the Death Penalty

By Katie McKeown and Steve Dogiakos, Montana Abolition Coalition August 16, 2012 We have a history of small but important victories in the abolition movement here in Montana. The Montana Senate has now passed a bill to replace the death... MORE

The Death Penalty: A Radical Shift in Catholic Thinking

The Death Penalty: A Radical Shift in Catholic Thinking

By Bishop George Leo Thomas, Diocese of Helena, Montana February 2011 Cardinal Avery Dulles was a renaissance man. A Jesuit priest, scholar, humble disciple and man of the Church, he was a wellspring of wisdom, theological acumen, uncommon insight and personal... MORE

Montana Catholic Conference

Called by the Gospel of Jesus to be a people of justice and peace, the Montana Catholic Conference provides a forum through which the bishops of the Catholic dioceses of Great Falls-Billings and Helena act mutually and cooperatively to serve... MORE

Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty

Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty

Bringing an end to the death penalty is no longer an issue that appeals only to Democrats. Many Republicans in Montana and across the country are waking up to the fact that our death penalty system is irreparably broken and... MORE

Montana Abolition Coalition

The Montana Abolition Coalition is an umbrella group of faith and civil and human rights organizations and individuals whose sole purpose is to support abolition of Montana’s death penalty. Website... MORE