Liturgical Resources

Each liturgical year brings weekly opportunities to draw lessons from the richness of our strongest catechetical opportunity – the Sunday liturgy. The movement of the liturgical seasons and the cycle of lectionary readings can help set a rhythm for our own lives and the lives of the community of the church.  CMN continues to developed resources which can be used throughout the liturgical year for personal, parish, community and institutional use that invite us to reflect on the sin of capital punishment and how we can end the use of the death penalty. We invite you to make use of these resources and to distribute them widely.

Advent and Christmas Resources

The Advent and Christmas seasons signify the time that is required for waiting for fulfillment, re-orienting our spiritual priorities, and the celebration of Emmanuel – “God with us.” It is a time for reflective attention to how we live our lives and a call to reflection and renewal in our spiritual journey. It is a… MORE

Lenten Resources

The Lenten season signifies the time that is required for discipline, testing and separation prior to achieving a goal or new beginning. It is a time for reflective attention to how we live our lives and a call to repentance and renewal in our spiritual journey. It is a journey we undertake as individuals, but… MORE

Preaching Resources

CMN has prepared brief, bite-sized reflections drawn from the Sunday Gospels which can be used to launch a homily or preaching theme or allow a preacher to include some thoughts on the death penalty, the sactity of all life and restorative justice concerns in any presentation.  If you do use one of CMN’s homily ideas… MORE

Respect Life Resources

The Catholic Mobilizing Network proclaims the Church’s unconditional pro-life teaching and its application to capital punishment and restorative justice. This page provides a number of resources for Respect Life Sunday and other days during the year in which the Catholic Church invites us to reflect on our commitment to life. The materials provided here are meant… MORE