Barbed wire fence in front of blue and pink sky
Posted Oct 06 2021 |

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.

prison bars
Posted Jul 28 2021 |

A Catholic sister recalls her visits with Michael Ross before he was put to death in Connecticut's last-ever execution.

The faces of Carlos DeLuna and Carlos Hernandez, side by side
Posted Jul 13 2021 |

"The Phantom" is a new documentary calling into question the aims and ends of our capital punishment system.

Demonstrators protest the death penalty on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court
Posted Jun 29 2021 |

A 1972 Supreme Court case temporarily eradicated the U.S. death penalty. Now it's time to end it for good.

Young Chris Smith, SJ, with his grandparents; his grandfather, Clarence, was Florence’s son.
Posted Apr 17 2021 |

The great-grandson of a murder victim reflects on his great-grandmother's quiet holiness and mercy.

Green plant peeking behind white fence
Posted Jan 08 2021 |

Writing to those in prison is a way to bring healing to places of isolation and loneliness.

Posted Nov 23 2020 |

After participating in CMN's Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity Conference, Ruth Cunnings finds herself imagining restorative justice as a beautiful stained glass window.

Posted Nov 16 2020 |

After accompanying William LeCroy to his death on Sept. 22, Sr. Barbara Battista reflects on Christ's call to “love our neighbors as ourselves.”

Posted Nov 04 2020 |

An in-prison educational program fosters transformational relationships.

Posted Sep 28 2020 |

The federal government's resumption of executions — led by Attorney General William Barr — runs counter to the Gospel of Life.