CMN created brief one page information sheets that shares Catholic Teaching and state-specific information on the death penalty. These are designed to educate Catholics, serve as bulletin inserts, handouts or for those attending diocesan or parish advocacy days in your state.
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.
Many of Catholic Mobilizing Network’s resources rely on strong small group facilitation strategies. Successful group facilitation is not the easiest or most intuitive process for many people. Those that do it well have often developed their skills over years of facilitating many types of groups. For those relatively new to group facilitation or someone looking for new ideas our “Facilitator’s Guide” presents tips for facilitators as well as practical ground rules for group discussion.
“Restorative justice” repairs the harm caused when a crime is committed. It is a community-centered approach to justice that views crime as a violation of people and relationships, rather than simply a violation of law. Restorative justice focuses on the victim’s needs and the offender’s responsibility to repair harm and foster healing.
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.