People on death row are told their lives are worthless — what happens when they start to believe it's true?
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Fr. Dustin Feddon was Darryl's spiritual advisor during the weeks leading to his execution. He witnessed the state of Florida take his life on May 3, 2023.
After Scott Eizember's execution on January 12, 2023, his spiritual advisor and the granddaughter of his victims realized they had more in common than they ever imagined.
A recent law school grad advocates for criminal justice reform in response to his mom’s incarceration.
After Darryl Barwick's execution, his longtime pen pal shares what it meant to know him.
In 2000, I entered the Richard P. LeBlanc Unit, a pre-release correctional facility in Beaumont, Texas, and joined a small group in "Bridges To Life."
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.
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.
The death penalty doesn't heal or repair what has been broken; it only continues cycles of harm and violence.
A defense attorney and victim outreach specialist bring restorative justice to one of the most unlikely places: a death penalty case at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Synod on Synodality is fundamentally a process of healing and deep listening — not unlike restorative justice.
These grieving parents found new meaning in the Lord's Prayer and its call to forgiveness.
The Catholic Church, in particular, has to play a part in addressing this trauma of the past.
In 2008, my older brother Andrew was sentenced to 62 years in prison. But one thing I never had to fear was that his life would be taken by the state in response.
A Catholic sister recalls her visits with Michael Ross before he was put to death in Connecticut's last-ever execution.
"The Phantom" is a new documentary calling into question the aims and ends of our capital punishment system.
A 1972 Supreme Court case temporarily eradicated the U.S. death penalty. Now it's time to end it for good.
The great-grandson of a murder victim reflects on his great-grandmother's quiet holiness and mercy.
Writing to those in prison is a way to bring healing to places of isolation and loneliness.