Many Catholic Organizations have issued statements against the use of the death penalty. On this page, you will find a selection of statements from Catholic organizations at the state and national level.  If you are a member of a Catholic organization and you have issued a statement on the death penalty which is not listed here, please contact CMN.

Catholic Nonviolence Initiative - Statement on Restorative Justice

"Each human has innate dignity, even those whose lives have been deeply marred by injustice, and those responsible for causing it."

This two page document reviews key principles of restorative justice and notes several of its applications. The authors incorporate biblical references along with Church teaching that call us to seek restorative approaches in criminal justice and other areas of life. 

To see the full text, click here.