CMN has created a wide-ranging collection of resources available for download and use. Below you will find our full catalogue of resources for your parish, school, community, or personal use. CMN has resources for all age groups, including youth, teen and even the whole family.

Simply use the filters below to sort by: Age (Adult, Family, Teen, etc.), Category (Educate, Advocate, Pray), Issue (Death Penalty, Restorative Justice), Type (Fact Sheet, Workshop, Video, etc.), and/or State then click the “Filter” button to find exactly the tool you are looking for.

Books

By David Matzko McCarthy, Trudy D. Conway, and Vicki Schieber, Editors

Commissioned by Catholic Mobilizing Network, this new book on Restorative Justice serves as a guiding context for our work to promote restorative justice.

Infographic

This one-page flyer highlights some of our extensive collection of resources broken down into the categories of "Educate, Advocate, and Pray." 

CMN has prepared some social media tools to help spread, to assist you in your efforts to advocate for the dignity of ALL life. We've created several suggested tweets and social media graphics for use on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

This image gives examples of ways to bring about restorative justice in the criminal justice system. 

This resource shows how we can bring the principles of restorative justice to our everyday interactions. 

Lesson Plan or Study Guide

What does The Bible have to say about the death penalty and restorative justice? This resource contains different bible passages and guiding questions to explore The Bible's teaching on the death penalty and restorative justice. 

Podcast

Working with journalist Andrea Acosta, CMN’s Sr. Ilaria Buonriposi produces a weekly podcast addressing the Church’s position on the death penalty or restorative justice in three versions (30 seconds, 1 minute, and 5 minutes).

Working with journalist Andrea Acosta, CMN’s Sr. Ilaria Buonriposi produces a weekly podcast addressing the Church’s position on the death penalty or restorative justice in three versions (30 seconds, 1 minute, and 5 minutes).

Prayer Card

CMN's Prayer for Mercy is available for download as a sheet of 4 prayer cards. 

Prayer Service or Vigil

By: Rev. Brian O. McDermott, S.J., Dr. Theol., Special Assistant to the President, Georgetown University

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

By: Br. Matt Wooters SJ, Social Worker at Nativity Jesuit Academy in Milwaukee, WI.

By: Alexandra Carroll, M.T.S., CMN Director of Communications

Lent is a time of contemplation and renewal, and CMN invites you to journey through this lenten season with the help of our weekly reflections. 

Theater Project

This inspiring one act play, created by Mimi Gisolfi DʼAponte, is based on the true story of  Sister Marion Defeis' experiences as a prison chaplain at Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York and her work to reform the Rockefeller Drug Laws.

Video

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.

Workshop or Retreat

Through scripture, prayer and conversation, this group reflection takes participants on a journey down the road of justice, mercy and forgiveness. While particularly appropriate for Lent, this examination of the story of Dismas is an appropriate resource for exploring the theme of true mercy during the jubilee year.

CMN’s Restorative Justice Workshop provides an overview of restorative justice philosophy and explores this issue through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. A slide by slide Facilitator’s Guide and participant handout ensure you have everything you need to clearly present our stunning Prezi Presentation from opening prayer to closing discussion questions.

Catholic communities are, by their very nature, intergenerational. Our membership, liturgical celebrations and Sacramental moments bring together generations of family members as the faith is passed on from oldest to youngest. Family workshops, like CMN’s “The Advent of Mercy,” make this intergenerational character a defining feature, incorporating various age groups in a hands-on learning process designed to engage all members of the family unit.

This one to two hour intergenerational gathering provides a three segment introduction connecting each of these themes to restorative justice. It also provides families the opportunity to make take home activities to be used throughout Lent.