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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

2017 Lenten Reflections and Materials

2017 Lenten Reflections and Materials

As we prepare to enter into this season of Lent, CMN invites you to join us in prayerful reflection and contemplation as we work to live with mercy and justice. Each week we will send you a special reflection, beginning... MORE

National Catholic Sisters Week 2017

National Catholic Sisters Week 2017

National Catholic Sisters Week is an annual celebration of the lives and work of religious women that takes place from March 8-14. CMN is grateful for all of the wonderful work these women do, and is honored to be a... 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

A Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty

A Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty

Dead Man Walking: Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty On Monday, February 6, 2017, CMN, in partnership with Washington National Cathedral, Washington National Opera, and Equitas, hosted a powerful Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty. This event brought... MORE

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

Mercy In Action Project

Mercy In Action Project

  CMN’s Mercy in Action Project seeks to promote clemency for those facing imminent execution. By joining the Mercy in Action Project you will receive monthly alerts with information on upcoming executions and tools to advocate for clemency in those... MORE

Video: Catholics and the Death Penalty

Video: Catholics and the Death Penalty

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A Prayer for Unity: "One in Love"

A Prayer for Unity: “One in Love”

In honor of Restorative Justice week (Nov. 20-27), CMN invites you to mediate on this need for unity with this prayer from the Congregation of St. Joseph; and asks that you choose live in a way that justice and mercy... 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