For the first time in 16 years, the federal government plans to resume the practice of capital punishment, with four executions scheduled between December 2019 and January 2020.
It is imperative that people of faith raise their voices in opposition to this regression in federal policy.
Download CMN's Federal Death Penalty Talking Points to have all the information you need to become an educated advocate and agent for change. Click the link below to download.
Download this letter from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and learn how all people of goodwill are called to address the evil of racism. As you read, contemplate how the most egregious example of our broken criminal justice system - the death penalty - reflects the racial discrimination and bias we are called as Catholics to dismantle.
The Catholic Church has long supported alternatives to capital punishment. Click to download this one pager which outlines the history of Catholic opposition to the death penalty and how to create a more restorative path forward.