Fridays hold special significance in the Catholic tradition.  Christ was crucified on a Friday, and first Friday devotions have been observed for hundreds of years.  At the center of these devotions is the recognition that people deeply desire to be drawn closer to and learn from the Sacred Heart of Christ, which is full of love and mercy for humanity.

As a way to bring Christ’s mercy to the broken system of capital punishment, Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) has initiated Faith and Action First Fridays.  Each month, CMN will feature timely and impactful educational materials, prayers, and advocacy actions for that month.  Your prayers and actions will join with the thousands of actions made by people around the country. We know that we are stronger together.  May our collective actions draw us nearer to Christ’s Sacred Heart and the Church’s teaching that every person has God-given dignity.



"Todos los cristianos y hombres de buena voluntad son llamados a luchar no sólo por la abolición de la pena de muerte, tanto legal como ilegal, en todas sus formas, sino también para que mejoren las condiciones carcelarias y se respete la dignidada humana de la persona que perdió su libertad.”

Papa Francisco
Jueves 23 de octubre de 2014

"All Christians and people of goodwill are called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty, be it legal or illegal, in all of its forms, but also for the improvement of prison conditions in the respect of the human dignity of those who have been deprived of freedom."

Pope Francis
Thursday, October 23, 2014