For the Third Sunday of Advent — Gaudete Sunday — the Scripture readings begin to shift from “the Lord is coming” to “the Lord is at hand.”
The readings for the Second Sunday of Advent call us, God’s children, to live in harmony with one another. This unity can only be achieved through the light of Christ.
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, we reflect on how we can live and walk as he did.
The chair of the Death Penalty Abolition and Restorative Justice issue team of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative shares how the group built a collective understanding around restorative practices using CMN's small group modules.
Sister Helen Prejean, a longtime champion in the abolition movement, recalls an important encounter with racial issues. Sr. Helen is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph. CMN is part of the CSJ Mission Network.
As the staff at a national organization, we at Catholic Mobilizing Network have the great privilege of being in relationship with countless Catholics all over the U.S. who are transforming our criminal justice system from punitive to restorative. Actions like holding prayer vigils, publishing op-eds, conducting parish-based education, and opposing executions are making a difference.
Through a mentorship program and Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA), the Archdiocese of Dubuque is tackling issues of recidivism and addiction, and fostering strong community ties in the process.
Marilyn Shankle-Grant provides a courageous testimony as the mother of a death row inmate.
Tracey Tynan, Executive Director at Thrive For Life Prison Project, describes the spiritual growth and relationship building taking place within Thrive's ministry.
Steve Kaneb recalls his journey within the anti-death penalty movement. From a new supporter to a respected advocate, Steve's story is one that illustrates a patience for change. He also demonstrates that the best celebration is moving towards the next challenge.
Sr. Pat Thalhuber describes the birth of Stonebridge, a place where members of the St. Paul/Minneapolis communities can come together and where "misunderstandings are reshaped, divisions are bridged, and hope is embraced."
While representing a man fighting a death sentence in Texas, Christina Swarns started to experience justice in a new way.
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."
Jesus is alive! The Word became flesh, dwelt among us, was executed, and rose on the third day. Let’s Gather. Let’s Build. Let’s Rise.
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