A Reflection on John 18:17-18 by Father Rudy Casals, SJ

This reflection was originally shared at CMN's virtual First Friday Prayer Vigil on Oct. 1, 2021. Learn more about our monthly prayer vigils and RSVP to attend.

"Then the woman said to Peter,
'You are not also one of this man’s disciples, are you?'
He said, 'I am not.'
Now the slaves and the police had made a charcoal fire because it was cold and were standing around it warming themselves.
Peter was also standing there keeping warm."

Video Reflection from Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann

This 7-minute video reflection by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas was recorded on the occasion of the federal government's execution of Keith Dwayne Nelson on August 28, 2020.

In this moving testimony, Archbishop Naumann shares about his own experience as the son of a murder victim and affirms the Church's resounding call to end the practice of capital punishment.

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