Books

Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice

Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice

By David Matzko McCarthy, Trudy D. Conway, and Vicki Schieber, Editors This new book on Restorative Justice serves as a guiding context for Catholic Mobilizing Network’s work to promote restorative justice. The Catholic Church teaches that punishment must have a constructive and redemptive purpose and that it be coupled with treatment and, when possible, restitution. Rehabilitation and…

CMN Book List

CMN Book List

Download CMN’s Book List at the link below for a collection of titles that dive into issues of capital punishment and restorative justice. Use this list as a solo guide, or as a tool to help your parish or community reading group engage with these issues at a deeper level. 

Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity: A Catholic Encounter with Restorative Justice

Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity: A Catholic Encounter with Restorative Justice

By Caitlin Morneau, Adaptor This faith formation guide invites groups and individuals reflect upon the Catholic call to restorative justice. Responding to Pope Francis’ call to mercy and encounter, this book is an invitation to consider our individual responses to harm, our communal responses to crime and how our criminal justice system falls short of promoting human…

Dignity and the Death Penalty: Evolution of Catholic Teaching

Dignity and the Death Penalty: Evolution of Catholic Teaching

About the Book Dignity and the Death Penalty is a small group resource examining Catholic teaching on the death penalty, based on the insights of Catholic anti-death penalty visionary Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ.  Created in partnership between Catholic Mobilizing Network and Renew International, Dignity and the Death Penalty helps readers and small group participants reflect on the brokenness of the criminal legal…