How can we proclaim Jesus' message of justice and peace?
"Tonight, we celebrate Jesus’ victory over sin, Satan, and death—the three ancient enemies of humankind."
"In each place along the journey of Good Friday, we see Jesus profoundly vulnerable to those around him. And yet, Jesus’ vulnerability is not the same as weakness."
On the first Holy Thursday, Jesus invited his human, fallible followers to sit at his table—and does the same for us today.
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The Passion of Christ vividly reminds us that Jesus left our world as a condemned prisoner. Jesus endured torture and the humiliation of being stripped—not only of his clothes, but also his human dignity.
An artist on Tennessee's death row shares how he collaborated with his fellow inmates to paint the Stations of the Cross.
What is pressing on our hearts that stops us from seeking redemption? What prevents us from asking for God to make us whole?
The statue of St. Joseph sleeping reminds us that our difficulties are sometimes taken care of in the quiet of the night.
“I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.” -John 9:39
Fr. Rene Robert believed every life was worth saving—even that of his own murderer.
Just as we want to tell our story, get a word in, or share our opinion, so too does God want to talk to us. But we have to give God the chance to speak.
"In contrast to those who fall victim to temptation, Jesus’ encounter with temptation only strengthened his resolve."
"This outward mark of my faith opened the door to share my personal belief in God’s mercy that heals the sin-sick soul."
As the Young Women’s Initiative Coordinator at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago, Karlyn Francois shares a story of radical accompaniment within the criminal legal system.
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.