“Now more than ever, people from across the political spectrum are uniting around the reality that the death penalty is a failed public policy that denies the inherent dignity of the human person.”
On Wednesday, while speaking on the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis chose to make an unequivocal statement: The death penalty... "is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel" and that it "heavily wounds human dignity." Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) is hopeful that this proclamation will reinforce and clarify the Church’s consistent pro-all-life teaching.
“This day challenges Catholics and all people of good will to educate, advocate, and pray to end the death penalty.”
Washington, DC - Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN), the national Catholic organization working to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice, joins Catholics across the nation in observing Respect Life Month this October. With a glaring five executions scheduled this month, CMN invites all to lift up the dignity of all life and to work to end the death penalty.
Catholic Mobilizing Network rejoices in the good news of the stay of execution for Marcellus Williams. We applaud this decision by Governor Greitens and celebrate this victory for life. In refusing to allow the execution of a likely innocent man, Missouri has demonstrated that life and mercy must take precedence over vengeance.