Resources

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…

Feast of St. Joseph Prayer Service

Feast of St. Joseph Prayer Service

When you work for the neighbor do it with a very unselfish love which expects no reward for its services, and aim at nothing other than helping him or her and being at the same time pleasing to God. – Congregation of St. Joseph Maxim 55 March 19th is the feast day of St. Joseph, the…

A Prayer Vigil for an Execution

A Prayer Vigil for an Execution

Intended for use in the days and hours surrounding an execution, CMN’s Prayer Vigil for an Execution allows participants to reflect on the themes of forgiveness and mercy in the face of the death penalty. The service invites all to lift up the dignity of life and pray for those impacted by violence, deepening our collective commitment to the work…

Oraciones de los Fieles

Oraciones de los Fieles

Estas oraciones de los fieles subrayan nuestro llamado a ser defensores de TODA vida. Haz clic en el enlace “archivo adjunto de recursos” a continuación para descargar este PDF.

Catholic Social Teaching & the Death Penalty Infographic

Catholic Social Teaching & the Death Penalty Infographic

Catholic Social Teaching brings the teachings of Jesus and his call to discipleship to the larger societal conversation of social justice. This infographic highlights the ways in which the continued use of the death penalty violates our call to live as a people of life.  Click the “resource attachment” link below to download this PDF.

Holy Hour of Mercy

Holy Hour of Mercy

The culture of life we seek is built on a foundation of prayer. The Holy Hour of Mercy is a resource that guides you through an hour of praying for life and an end to the death penalty. Prayers in this hour include the St. Michael Prayer, The Divine Mercy Chaplet, and a Litany for Life….

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. 

Recording of Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice Conference

Recording of Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice Conference

Part 1: Criminal Justice System Bishop Frank J. Dewane opens the day in prayer. Then Trudy Conway, one of Redemption and Restoration’s editors, shares stories from the development of the text and invite us into a journey through each of the three major sections of the book. CMN Executive Director, Karen Clifton moderates a discussion on the criminal justice system,…

CMN Film List

CMN Film List

Download CMN’s Film List at the link below for a collection of movies and documentaries concerning the death penalty and restorative justice. Explore these titles as introductions to the issues, talking points for discussion, or tools for study within your community.

How to Write a Letter to the Editor

How to Write a Letter to the Editor

Want to write a Letter to the Editor (LTE) but not sure where to start? CMN’s step-by-step guide has everything you need to know about crafting a high-impact LTE.  Inside you’ll find: Suggestions for writing, editing, and packaging your LTE Tips and tricks to improve chances of publication Eight sample LTEs with a death penalty…

Prayer with Victims

Prayer with Victims

A Prayer for Those Affected by Violence and Harm of Any Kind Loving and merciful God, We hold in prayer each of us who have experienced harm, in any form. We especially pray for victims of violence and their families, that they may experience love and support, and find comfort in your compassion. Grant us…

“Inadmissible”: The Church’s Call for an End to the Death Penalty

“Inadmissible”: The Church’s Call for an End to the Death Penalty

On August 2, 2018, Pope Francis made a historic revision to the Catechism of the Catholic Church which declared the death penalty “inadmissible” in all cases. In response to that call, people of faith are adding their names to the National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty, and working to build a culture of…