Category: Articles

Dec 12
Why we need the Holy Spirit’s gift of understanding

This article explains that the gift of understanding offered by the Holy Spirit asks…

Oct 15
‘I Won’t Hurt You’: Meeting Christ in a Padded Cell

How might one share the love of Christ and connect with a person whose crime and…

Oct 11
How a Prison Play Goes on Tour

Thirty male prisoners from Sterling Correctional Facility in Colorado performed a…

Sep 16
Life without parole is not a solution to crime pope says

This article summarizes key points from an audience that Pope Francis had with members…

Sep 12
California bans private prison – including Ice detention centers

Assembly Bill 32 (AB-32) is expected to bring a major halt to the private prison…

Aug 27
I was in prison and you visited me

Fr. Paul Morrissey, OSA shares a heartfelt reflection about a visit with an inmate in…

Jun 26
Cyntoia Brown and how the U.S. criminal justice system fails black women and girls

At the age of 16, Cyntonia Brown was charged as an adult and convicted of crimes…

Apr 04
Solitary Confinement: Inhumane, Ineffective, and Wasteful

The use of solitary confinement is widely considered ineffective and inhumane. …

Mar 12
Can Justice Demand Prison Abolition?

This article brings Catholic teaching into dialogue with the intentions and the…

Mar 02
The wisdom of ‘The Work’: self-discovery inside a prison’s walls

Catholic prison chaplains know well that their ministry is not restricted to inmates…