Through a national petition organized by CMN, thousands of Catholics and people of goodwill are calling on President Biden to fulfill his campaign pledge to dismantle the federal death penalty.
After former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday on all counts of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, Catholic Mobilizing Network joins the nation and the U.S. Church in imagining a better path forward.
(Washington, D.C.) From April 18-24, Catholic Mobilizing Network joins the nation in recognizing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and urging victim-centered responses to harm, crime, and violence.
(Washington, D.C.) Virginia became the 23rd U.S. state to abolish capital punishment Wednesday after Governor Ralph Northam signed bipartisan death penalty repeal legislation into law.
(Washington, D.C.) Catholic Mobilizing Network rejoices with the state of Virginia after lawmakers in both houses voted to abolish the death penalty Friday. With the repeal of this racially biased and irreparably broken practice, Virginia solidifies itself as the first southern state that will officially take capital punishment off the books.
Amid final wave of federal executions, Catholic petition urges President-elect Biden to outlaw the practice
(Washington, D.C.) A new petition launched Monday by Catholic Mobilizing Network calls on President-elect Joseph Biden to prioritize an end to the federal death penalty as he prepares to take office on Jan. 20, 2021.
(Washington, DC) A new report released Wednesday by the Death Penalty Information Center paints 2020 as an anomalous year with regard to the use of capital punishment.
(Washington, DC) The federal government plans to execute Brandon Bernard and Alfred Bourgeois on consecutive days this week — the latest executions in the Trump administration’s unprecedented 2020 killing spree.
In “Fratelli Tutti,” the latest papal encyclical released by Pope Francis on Oct. 4 on the topic of "fraternity and social friendship," the Holy Father makes an unequivocal reaffirmation of the inadmissibility of capital punishment in the eyes of the Catholic Church. “There can be no stepping back from this position,” Pope Francis writes.
(Washington, DC) Catholic Mobilizing Network is pleased to announce a first-ever 3-day event, Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity: An All-Virtual Catholic Conference on Restorative Justice, to take place on October 27, 29, and 31 in collaboration with the University of San Diego Center for Restorative Justice and the Catholic Diocese of San Diego.