Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity: A Catholic Encounter with Restorative Justice
Now available for purchase, Catholic Mobilizing Network's newly released faith formation guide invites groups and individuals to reflect upon the Catholic call to restorative justice. Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity* invites readers to explore ways of responding to harm and violence that foster a culture of encounter and become missionary disciples in transforming the broken criminal justice system.
On Tuesday, June 11th, join CMN's Director of Restorative Justice, Caitlin Morneau, for a 1-hour dialogue with Catholic restorative justice practitioners about ways that Catholic individuals and institutions can integrate restorative practices to strengthen ministry, foster healing, and advance Gospel-centered justice.
About the Presenters
Chris Castillo's 52-year-old mother, Pilar, was murdered in 1991. After becoming involved in prison ministry – specifically Bridges to Life almost 20 years ago - he learned to forgive the men who killed his mother. He has worked as a reporter and a marketing specialist before taking a job with Murder Victim’s Families for Reconciliation, where he created a dialogue with homicide survivors who were against the death penalty and showed an interested in speaking out against capital punishment. Chris is currently the coordinator of chaplain volunteers for the Diocese of Beaumont’s office of Criminal Justice Ministry.
Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S. is the founder and Executive Director of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR) in Chicago, IL. In 2000, he, along with other members of his religious congregation, began PBMR to create a place for those who have been impacted by violence and conflict. PBMR reaches out to the one who has been harmed, to the one who has done harm, and to the community. They also strive to be a resource to other groups and communities who seek reconciliation.
Published by Liturgical Press, Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity: A Catholic Encounter with Restorative Justice, is available for purchase at litpress.org. Use promotional code "Justice" to receive 20% off and free shipping when you order by June 15th!
*Adapted from CMN's 2017 book, Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice