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by Jack Pachuta Iconographer "Deacon Ronnie Lastovica has been visiting women on death row in Mountain View Prison in Gatesville, TX, for over 8 years. Six of the women on death row have become Oblates of the Sisters of Mary Morning Star. He discovered that these women have been including CPMC’s Mary, Mother of Captives prayer card in their correspondence. I was very honored to know my art work was being used in that way."
by Jarrod Kinkley Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition Many Dioceses and organizations are gathering their ministers and supporters together in one place to attend the conference and to have an in-person opportunity to support and encourage each other. This is wonderful! Some of those groups have asked for suggestions of how to do this and still fully participate in the virtual conference. Below are a few suggestions.
Human Trafficking Resources Human trafficking is a threat to human dignity and can occur in a broad range of locations, industries, and demographics of people. Prison ministers and volunteers may confront past or present human trafficking in their work, so it is critical that ministers are aware of what human trafficking is, what signs of […]
Getting Real An excerpt from Jake’s personal essay: “Whenever I hear stories from the people incarcerated [at California State Prison-Sacramento], my heart grows, and I am challenged to inhabit myself more authentically. People have shared with me struggles and secrets they had never told anyone else. I’ve been present to prisoners as they learned of […]
Everything’s Gonna Be All Right I grew up bad. Man, I was bad. I knew I was bad, and I didn’t even care. I did so many things I can’t even remember them all. Tell you what, I should be dead. That’s right. I ended up here in prison, twenty years. I deserve it. I was one […]
by Jayna Hoffacker Archdiocese of Atlanta The revolution of tenderness must begin with ministering to and accompanying those who are most in need of it - our sisters and brothers whose dignity and existence is threatened daily.
Accompanying a Man on Death Row Catholic News Agency presents a narrative about accompanying a man on Death Row by Fr. Dustin Feddon, a priest and prison minister in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, as well as the Executive Director of Joseph House. This article can be read on the Catholic News Agency website by clicking here.
How to Show God’s Love The judge just sentenced me to five years in prison.I’m not happy about it, but I deserve more. I used to get drunk every night and do stupid things, like stealing cars. Then I met a nun who convinced me I was one of those people who has a real […]