Mercy and the Dignity of Life

A Catholic approach to exploring the critical criminal justice issues of our time, ‘Mercy and the Dignity of Life’ features a diverse array of voices including theologians, prison ministers, judges, restorative justice practitioners, family members of murder victims, activists and former corrections staff.

Also available on iTunes, 30 second, 1 minute and 5 minute versions of each podcast are available for free to be used by Catholic radio and other local groups seeking educational content exploring Church teaching and personal stories regarding the death penalty, restorative justice and more.

‘Mercy and the Dignity of Life’ is made possible by the ACTA Foundation.

Arzobispo Cordileone: Si a la Prop 62, no a la Prop 66

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Brother Dale on If Prison Ministry is Right for You or Your Parish

Brother Dale on If Prison Ministry is Right for You or Your Parish

Brother Dale discusses how to discern you or your parish’s call to mission, whether in prison ministry or in other... MORE

Brother Dale on the Personal Impact of Prison Ministry

Brother Dale on the Personal Impact of Prison Ministry

Brother Dale discusses how his work in prison ministry has made him a better father, husband, and... MORE

Overcoming Tragedy & Finding Redemption - Marietta Jaeger

Overcoming Tragedy & Finding Redemption – Marietta Jaeger

A mother of a murdered daughter recounts her spiritual journey in finding the strength to choose forgiveness over... MORE

Ecclesiastical Teachings on Capital Punishment - Dale Recinella

Ecclesiastical Teachings on Capital Punishment – Dale Recinella

Some people argue that St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine supported capital punishment. Dale Recinella examines their teachings and shows how this is not the... MORE

A Conversion to Compassionate Justice - Dale Recinella

A Conversion to Compassionate Justice – Dale Recinella

Prison chaplain Dale Recinella is a former supporter of the death penalty. He explains how the Church guided him to a change of... MORE

Capital Punishment & the Church - Dale Recinella

Capital Punishment & the Church – Dale Recinella

Prison chaplain Dale Recinella explains the Church’s teaching on capital... MORE

Imprisoned & Alone: Timothy Robinson on Solitary Confinement

Imprisoned & Alone: Timothy Robinson on Solitary Confinement

Special 30 minute episode featuring activist and former inmate Timothy... MORE

Healing for All: The Concept of Restorative Justice - Judge Janine Geske

Healing for All: The Concept of Restorative Justice – Judge Janine Geske

Judge Janine Geske describes the concept of restorative justice and how she became involved with promoting... MORE

A Path of Life through the Valley of the Shadow of Death- Dale Recinella

A Path of Life through the Valley of the Shadow of Death- Dale Recinella

Brother Dale Recinella shares his journey of how he and his wife came to minister to death row inmates and their families in... MORE