Death Penalty

Catholic Social Teaching and the Death Penalty

Activity
Use this bulletin insert for education on how Catholic Social Teaching promotes an end to the death penalty and to learn how to advocate against this injustice.

The Prodigal Son, the Death Penalty, and Reconciliation

Activity
In her Catholic Women Preach reflection, Krisanne Vailliancourt Murphy, Executive Director of Catholic Mobilizing Network, preaches on the Return of the Prodigal Son. Use this discussion guide and...
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A Journey of Healing and Reconciliation Through Restorative Justice

Reflection
Education for Justice's 2018 Lenten Reflections are offered by the Catholic Mobilizing Network, a national Catholic organization working to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice....

The Good Bishop

Phyllis Theroux has written a comprehensive story of the courageous life of Bishop Walter Sullivan of Richmond, Va. This discussion guide explores his ministry and how he lived out Catholic...

Death Penalty Abolition Prayer Service

Prayer Service
March 1 is a day to call for an end to state-sanctioned violence and to pray for those on death row, their victims, and those unjustly accused.

El Via Crucis: A Meditation on the Death Penalty (Spanish)

Prayer Service
This resource is a prayer booklet to be used in a group setting for praying the Stations of the Cross. These stations are meditations on Jesus' way of the cross with connections to and reflections on...

A Good Friday Reflection To End the Use of the Death Penalty

The Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty (CMN) reflects on Good Friday on how the use of capital punishment affects all of us as a society.

CST and the Death Penalty

This two page handout quickly updates you on the latest bishops' resources and Catholic organizing and advocacy regarding the death penalty.

The Confession

John Grisham's latest novel is topping the bestseller list and provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the issue of the death penalty in contemporary society.  This four-page discussion...

Stations of the Cross & Meditations on the Death Penalty

This resource is a print-ready prayer booklet to be used in a group setting for praying the Stations of the Cross. This resource requires simple printing directions which are available here. These...

Unit: Perspectives on the Death Penalty

This is a guide for high school and religious education teachers to take a deeper look at capital punishment and the Church's teachings. It includes: five lessons, interactive activities,...