This document contains several pro-death penalty dialogues and a pro-life response. This can help prepare you for a conversation with a colleague who supports the death penalty.
The devotion to our Lady Undoer of Knots began in the 2nd century with St. Irenaeus. He wrote, "The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.”
With this Novena, we pray for Mary, our Advocate, and Helper in moments of affliction, to intercede on our behalf and undo the Knot of an impending execution.
Through scripture, prayer and conversation, this group reflection takes participants on a journey down the road of justice, mercy and forgiveness. While particularly appropriate for Lent, this examination of the story of Dismas is an appropriate resource for exploring the theme of true mercy during the jubilee year.
"Where Justice & Mercy Meet - A Retreat Experience for Teens" has been produced by Wayne Hipley and Anna Bradley to introduce high school-age youth to basic concepts and ideas of Catholic Church teaching as it relates to the death penalty, restorative justice, mercy and forgiveness.
Do you plan on incorporating the death penalty issue into your high school curriculum? Are you looking to add "Where Justice and Mercy Meet" to your reading list? This study guide provides educators with discussion questions and homework assignments to accompany our award winning book.
This youth prayer service focuses on forgiveness & human dignity as a way to introduce young people to Christ's teaching on mercy and forgiveness.
The culture of life we seek is built on a foundation of prayer. The Holy Hour of Mercy is a resource that guides you through an hour of praying for life and an end to the death penalty. Prayers in this hour include the St. Michael Prayer, The Divine Mercy Chaplet, and a Litany for Life. This guided holy hour can be used to lead a group in a prayer service for and an end to the Death Penalty or can be used by an individual during a personal holy hour.
This day of reflection workshop for groups of "tweens" can be used in its entirety, or in part for more limited time frames. It introduces youth to restorative justice concepts and the healing of relationships where bullying is an issue.
In this session teens are led through a process to help them understand the differences between justice, mercy and grace - and how these concepts are ones that require considerable thought and attention.
Te pedimos que bendigas todo lo que hacemos para
construir una cultura de paz. Escucha nuestra oración
por los que afectados por la pena de muerte.
Oramos por todas las personas, para que sus vidas y su
dignidad de hijos/as de un Dios amante de la vida sean
respectadas y protegidas en todo momento
y en toda circumstancia.
Oramos por las víctimas de la violencia y sus familias, para
que nuestro amor las sostenga y encuentren conforto
en tu compasión y en la promesa de vida eterna.