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This resource contains different Bible passages and guiding questions to explore the Bible's teaching on the death penalty and restorative justice.
An artist on Tennessee's death row shares how he collaborated with his fellow inmates to paint the Stations of the Cross.
Take part in a new prayer initiative created by Eric Williams, a current Texas death row inmate. Every Friday Evening at 8:00 PM Central, death row inmates around the nation are invited to pray the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary "in unity of purpose for an end to the death penalty, the intentions of those inmates currently on death row, and overall prison reform."
Inspired by the need for mercy in our society, this prayer vigil includes reflections on scripture and intersections for all those in need of healing.
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.
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 to end capital punishment.
In November 2018, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released its long-anticipated pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. This prayer closes the letter. It is a call for Catholics and all people of goodwill to combat racial injustices with love and unity.
Saint Martin de Porres was born to a possibly black, possibly indigenous woman from Panama and a hispanic man from Peru. He was called "half-breed" and "war souvenir" by those of "pure" blood. Despite the prejudice against his racial makeup, Martin gave with a generous heart, even as a child.
This prayer card is a short, simple reminder of how deep the harm of crime reaches. Join us as we pray for all those affected by crime.
This prayer serves to remind us of the unconditional opportunity for redemption that, as God's children, we all share. Pray it alone or with others in community, asking God to "sustain our pursuit of reconciling justice, that we may model Christ's compassion and mercy with our lives."
Each year, Catholic Mobilizing Network offers a collection of Lenten Reflections as a way to integrate our shared call to end the death penalty a
Catholic Mobilizing Network offers this collection of Advent Reflections as a complement to this season of preparation for the coming of Christ.
Catholic Mobilizing Network invites you to pray along with us this Lenten season. For each week of Lent, we offer a special reflection to guide your spiritual preparation for the death and resurrection of Christ.
Catholic Mobilizing Network invites you into prayerful reflection and hopeful anticipation this Advent season. For each week of Advent, we offer a special reflection to guide your preparation for the coming of Christ.
A compilation of all four weekly reflections is available for download here.
Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy preaches on Luke 15:1-32, the Return of the Prodigal Son. The reflection connects the gospel story with advocating to end the death penalty, and explores the themes of reconciliation, forgiveness, and restorative justice.
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 life.
Catholic Mobilizing Network's Executive Director, Karen Clifton, explains the concept of restorative justice and reflects on how it is tied to our Catholic faith.