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. This guided holy hour can be used to lead a group in a prayer service for and an end to the Death Penalty or can be used by an individual during a personal holy hour.

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, talking with Tim Wolfe and Janine Geske. 

Conversations from the Field: Catholic Mobilizing Network's Impact on the work to End the Death Penalty and Promote Restorative Justice

Join Msgr Stuart Swetland, Fr. George Williams SJ, and Vicki Schieber for part two of a conversation about CMN, our work, and the current state of the movement to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice. 

A Prayer Vigil for an Execution

Intended for use before or on the day of an execution, CMN's Prayer Vigil for an Execution calls all to reflect on the themes of forgiveness and mercy in the face of the death penalty. Inviting us to lift up the dignity of all life and pray for those impacted by violence, this vigil serves to deepen our commitment to the work to end the death penalty. 

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