St. Maximilian Kolbe Prayer Service

Prepared by: Alexandra Carroll, M.T.S

This prayer service focuses on the life and ministry of St. Maximilian Kolbe, patron saint of prisoners and the pro-life movement. Lifting up the work of all pro-life advocates, the service highlights in a particular way our shared Catholic call to end the use of the death penalty. 

This resource features:

  • A short biography of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Sample Bulletin Articles: Catholic Social Teaching and the Death Penalty

Help to educate your parish or community with this set of 6 short bulletin articles focusing on Catholic Social Teaching and the Death Penalty.

The articles cover different aspects of Catholic Social Teaching as it applies to the death penalty. These articles can also be customized to include upcoming events and meetings occurring in your parish or community. 

Death Penalty and Discipleship: A Faith Formation Guide

David Matzko McCarthy’s Death Penalty and Discipleship is a faith formation resource to help communities and individuals reflect more deeply on capital punishment. Particularly recommended for parish social justice committees or book clubs, Death Penalty and Discipleship incorporates Scripture, Catholic social teaching, and contemporary issues that focus on the meaning of God’s self-giving in Jesus Christ and the implications of God’s redemptive work in our lives.

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