Hope Over Death: A Catholic Family's Journey of Forgiveness and Restorative Justice

On April 2, 2010, Ann Grosmaire died after being shot by her fiance, Conor. Moved by their Catholic faith and inspired by Saint John Paul II's forgiveness of Mehmet Ali Ağca, Ann's parents, Kate and Deacon Andy Grosmaire, felt called to forgive Conor. Together with Conor's parents, the Grosmaires fought to address the crime in a way that allowed their voices to be heard.

CMN-Approved Books and Movies for Self-Quarantine

Currently, many are living in self-quarantine or attempting some degree of social distancing as we each do our part to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Ultimately, there is no way to know just how long we'll be cooped up this way. But we can try to use this time of relative quiet to deepen our knowledge of the injustices in our world — injustices that, even during a global pandemic, will not lessen or fade of their own accord.

Hawaii Fact Sheet

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.

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