South Dakota

December 17: Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty in South Dakota

December 17: Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty in South Dakota

In South Dakota, individuals living with severe mental illness can still be sentenced to death and executed, despite a growing consensus that these defendants are not the “worst of the worst” for whom the death penalty is intended. To gain... 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

Conference of Presentation Sisters

The Conference of Presentation Sisters represents hundreds of Presentation Sisters from eight congregations located in Aberdeen, South Dakota; Dubuque, Iowa; Fargo, North Dakota; St. John’s, Newfoundland; New Windsor, New York; Staten Island, New York; San Francisco, California; and the United... MORE

Statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of South Dakota Regarding Impending Executions and the Death Penalty

Statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of South Dakota Regarding Impending Executions and the Death Penalty

By The Most Reverend Robert D. Gruss, Bishop of Rapid City and The Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls – October 9, 2012 – “We as persons and as a State ought not to shrink to the level of the... MORE

Catholic Advocate Network

The Catholic Advocate Network (CAN) is the grassroots public policy initiative of the Diocese of Sioux Falls. Many dioceses belong to a state Catholic Conference that conducts the public policy activities for the member dioceses in that state.  In the absence of a... MORE

South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is a statewide organization of individuals united in the pursuit of one purpose: the repeal of capital punishment from South Dakota law.... MORE

Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Aberdeen, South Dakota

We are a vowed faith community who share the mission of Jesus. Inspired by our foundress, Nano Nagle, we willingly go forth to any part of the world to work for justice, alleviate oppression and promote human dignity, especially among... MORE