On April 2, 2010, Ann Grosmaire died after being shot by her fiance, Conor. Moved by their Catholic faith and inspired by Saint John Paul II's forgiveness of Mehmet Ali Ağca, Ann's parents, Kate and Deacon Andy Grosmaire, felt called to forgive Conor. Together with Conor's parents, the Grosmaires fought to address the crime in a way that allowed their voices to be heard.
In November 2018, the USCCB released a pastoral letter against racism — their first in almost 40 years. In honor of Black History Month, we're sharing our top 5 takeaways from the letter, because "racism is a life issue" and it "has no place in the Christian heart." Will you join us in building a culture of life?
Take the National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty today and start building a culture of life.
#Pledge4Mercy at: catholicsmobilizing.org/action/pledge
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.