In November 2018, the USCCB released a pastoral letter against racism — their first in almost 40 years. In honor of Black History Month, we're sharing our top 5 takeaways from the letter, because "racism is a life issue" and it "has no place in the Christian heart." Will you join us in building a culture of life?
Ending the death penalty is within reach! From Colorado to New Hampshire, 2019 holds several important opportunities to advance our cause. Download CMN's latest resource to stay up-to-date on the key states poised for death penalty repeal in the new year and ways that you can take action.
Learn a little bit more about capital punishment in the U.S., and how it relies on factors like race, income, geography, and mental illness to target marginalized groups.
Download this letter from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and learn how all people of goodwill are called to address the evil of racism. As you read, contemplate how the most egregious example of our broken criminal justice system - the death penalty - reflects the racial discrimination and bias we are called as Catholics to dismantle.
Take the National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty today and start building a culture of life.
#Pledge4Mercy at: catholicsmobilizing.org/action/pledge
The Catholic Church has long supported alternatives to capital punishment. Click to download this one pager which outlines the history of Catholic opposition to the death penalty and how to create a more restorative path forward.
CMN created brief one page information sheets that share Catholic Teaching and state-specific information on the death penalty. These are designed to educate Catholics, serve as bulletin inserts, handouts, or for those attending diocesan or parish advocacy days.