The Ministry to the Incarcerated is interested in serving both the incarcerated and their families. We recognize we can’t do everything, so we have provided links to other institutions, both secular and religious, that offer support or information for the incarcerated and their families.
The US Catholic Bishops stand against the death penalty and capital punishment is not new. In 1974, in recognition of the growing culture of death in the US, the Bishops by a large majority voted to declare its opposition to the death penalty. Their 1980 statement on capital punishment details their position.
We are called by Pope Paul II to be “unconditionally pro-life” and to respect the dignity of all persons. To learn more about the Churches position on this important topic, visit the US Conference of Bishops Issues and Actions web page on Human Life and Dignity. In addition to information for personal reflection, there are also handouts and study guides for parish discussions.
Domestic violence is often the cause of incarceration and a cause of recidivism. Disclaimer: These sites are provided for reference only and are not a substitute for professional help and advice.
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