Publications

CMN Select Publications Order Form

You may use this form to order any of the following select publications available through our website. Click on any of the links below to view more about the publication: A Prayer to End the Death Penalty | Oración para... MORE

'An Imprisoned Heart' / 'Corazon prisionero'

‘An Imprisoned Heart’ / ‘Corazon prisionero’

An Imprisoned Heart/Córazon prisionero, written by CMN contract writer Petra Alexander and Gerardo Gomez, is a popular and highly recommended resource for the family members of the incarcerated, as well as those who minister to them. Providing spiritual care to... MORE

A Good Friday Reflection to End the Use of the Death Penalty

A Good Friday Reflection to End the Use of the Death Penalty

On this Good Friday, a day when we recall our Savior’s own execution, we appeal to all people of good-will, and especially Catholics, to work to end the death penalty. – Pope John Paul II, 1999 This brochure—suitable for printing and... 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

JustFaith JustMatters Series: Sanctity of ALL Life

The Catholic Church teaches that, as a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death.  This concept of the worth and dignity of all human life is the core principle of Catholic social teaching.  The... MORE

Renewing a Culture of Life: The Death Penalty, Restorative Justice and Catholic Social Teaching

Renewing a Culture of Life: The Death Penalty, Restorative Justice and Catholic Social Teaching

This booklet is a publication of Catholic Mobilizing Network, produced in close collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department of Peace, Justice and Human Development. Its purposes are to incorporate recent papal statements on the issue of the... MORE

What Every Catholic Should Know about the Death Penalty Fact Sheet

This bulletin insert offers a thorough explanation of Catholic teaching on the death penalty: “Catholic teaching offers a unique perspective on crime and punishment. It begins with the recognition that the dignity of the human person applies to both victims and offenders. It affirms our... MORE

Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty

Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty

By David Matzko McCarthy, Trudy D. Conway, and Vicki Schieber, Editors Forward by Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty has received a first place award in the 2014 Catholic Press and Book... MORE

Beyond the Death Penalty: The Development in Catholic Social Teaching

In recent years, and especially through the leadership of the late Pope John Paul II, Catholic social doctrine has become strongly opposed to capital punishment in practically all cases. The Catholic Church’s opposition to the death penalty is based on... MORE

Capital Punishment and Roman Catholic Moral Tradition

What is the Catholic Church’s position on the death penalty? How and why has it changed through the ages? In his engrossing and meticulously researched book, Capital Punishment and Roman Catholic Moral Tradition, E. Christian Brugger traces the history of... MORE