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Call to Action: Arkansas's Plan to Execute 8 Men in 10 Days

Call to Action: Arkansas’s Plan to Execute 8 Men in 10 Days

The grave matter of Governor Hutchinson’s plan to execute 8 men in 10 days in April demands swift and forceful action.  These executions are cruel and unnecessary. This hasty action is being done to beat the April 30th expiration date... MORE

Bishop Urges Governor Against Use of Death Penalty

Bishop Urges Governor Against Use of Death Penalty

Bishop appeals to governor to halt executions PUBLISHED: MARCH 2, 2017 Bishop Anthony B. Taylor wrote the following letter to Gov. Asa Hutchinson March 1, asking him to halt the executions of eight men scheduled for April. I am writing... MORE

New: Ohio Death Penalty Handout

New: Ohio Death Penalty Handout

Click here to download a fact sheet about the Death Penalty in... MORE

Save the Date: Religious Leaders' Dialogue on the Death Penalty

Save the Date: Religious Leaders’ Dialogue on the Death Penalty

CMN invites you to join us for a Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty on Monday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00-8:30pm. This special event is in anticipation of the Washington National Opera’s premiere performance of Dead Man Walking Opera... MORE

Upcoming Action for 2017: Severe Mental Illness (SMI) Exemption Bills

Upcoming Action for 2017: Severe Mental Illness (SMI) Exemption Bills

The death penalty is a broken system. A clear example of this is that despite the Supreme Court ruling over ten years ago that it is unconstitutional to apply the death penalty to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, those... MORE

Advent 2016 Reflections

Advent 2016 Reflections

CMN invites you to join us during this Advent season for prayerful reflection and hopeful anticipation. Every Monday we will email you a special Advent reflection that will also be available online and on social media. This year, our contributors... MORE

Texas Catholic Bishops call for abolition of death penalty

Texas Catholic Bishops call for abolition of death penalty

Statement released during Respect Life Month: Bishops say it is “undeniably” a pro-life issue and that death penalty “does great harm” to the common good. AUSTIN — The Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a statement calling for the... MORE

Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty: September 2016 Update Newsletter

View the OADP September 2016 Update... MORE

In Memory of Robert Grant Clifton

In Memory of Robert Grant Clifton

CMN mourns the loss of Grant Clifton, the fourth child of CMN’s founder and current Executive Director, Karen Clifton, who passed away unexpectedly on July 31st. Grant had a deep faith which anchored his dedication to social justice. For years... MORE

California Bishops Announce Support  for Prop 62 to End the Use of the Death Penalty

California Bishops Announce Support for Prop 62 to End the Use of the Death Penalty

The following statement was released July 14th by the California Catholic Conference.   All Life Is Sacred – Innocent or Flawed SACRAMENTO, CA – During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we, the Catholic Bishops of California support Proposition 62 which... MORE