Dec. 3, 2022 | Katlyn Toelle | Today's Readings
If we "stay awake" we may see the Son of Man coming in even the most unlikely of places — like on death row.
Every year on All Souls Day, each of us carry in our hearts loved ones whose lives and memories we cherish. My own heart aches to have recently lost a dear friend, community leader and Dolores Mission ministry colleague, Rita Chairez.
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Catholic Mobilizing Network demonstrates what Catholic anti-death penalty witness looks like in practice, in accordance with Pope Francis’ call.
Last week, this world lost a gentle, pastoral giant. The wide rippling effects of his daily words and actions were a major influence in our country for many years.
There is a dire need to serve this community with restorative ministries that are culturally competent, evidence-based, and trauma informed.
I do not devote my entire homilies to the subject of the death penalty, but whenever the opportunity arises, I mention it. It is my hope that I convey to my parishioners that the death penalty is wrong in many ways — not only in the official teachings of the Catholic Church, but in the scriptures themselves, particularly in the teachings of Jesus.
The death penalty, rather than offering healing or repairing what has been broken, only continues cycles of harm and violence. By opposing the death penalty, one less family has to grieve the death of their loved ones.
In the Diocese of San Diego, circles created the ideal environment for listening and beginning the process of building a synodal Church.
The work of racial justice requires that we all bring our unique gifts, talents, and experiences to the table.
A group of mothers who have lost children to crime, violence, or incarceration journeys together on the path of healing.
Just as the stone of Jesus' tomb was rolled away to reveal the resurrected Christ, let us work together to remove the stones of oppression and reveal a more just world.
Fr. Larry Dowling describes Jesus's tomb as the womb of the Earth: the place in which we must sit with the suffering of the world in order to emerge resurrected.
This Good Friday as we mourn the execution of Christ, we are reminded of all the suffering that is present in our world today. Let this mourning inspire us to action, to fight for the dignity of those whose dignity has been threatened.
At the last supper, Jesus commands us to "love one another as I have loved you." The love of Christ is radical, and invites us to show love even to those who cause us harm.
Across the United States, Catholics and people of faith are transforming our broken criminal justice system into one that values healing over vengeance, and hope over death. Join us as we uplift the lived experiences, ministerial examples, and spiritual reflections of those working to promote restorative justice and end the death penalty.