Category: Town Halls

Sep 25
Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act

This CPMC Advocacy Network town hall features a presentation by Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, Executive Director of Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN), and Emmjolee Mendoza Waters, Director of CMN’s Death Penalty Abolition Program. They will discuss the Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2023, bicameral legislation to prohibit the use of the death penalty at the federal […]

Sep 13
Pastoral Presence to Incarcerated & Staff Fr. Harry Dean, former Texas Catholic prison chaplain, shares about about pastoral accompaniment to both incarcerated people and correctional staff. He will discuss how to see our Redeemer in all encounters in your ministry. Raised in the west Texas town of Midland, Fr. Harry Dean received his degree in broadcast journalism from University of Texas at Austin. […]

Aug 03
Federal Prison Oversight Act CPMC is excited to again host an Advocacy Network Panel discussion, led by David Jimenez of Prison Fellowship. This discussion will focus on the Federal Prison Oversight Act, bipartisan legislation intended to overhaul Federal prison oversight and strengthen safety and security at Federal prisons. Presenter Bio: David Jimenez serves as the manager of government […]

Jul 07
Human Trafficking: Focus on Juveniles CPMC invites you to a conversation with Felicitas Brugo Onetti, Anti-Trafficking Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Migration and Refugee Services Department at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She leads a discussion about human trafficking issues that specifically impact juveniles and how ministers can support them, including a discussion of solidarity, trauma-responsive […]

Jun 28
Immigration CPMC invites you to a discussion about immigration, led by David Spicer, JD, Senior Policy Advisor at MRS (USCCB). He will focus on immigration policy and legislation that provides dignity for the most vulnerable among us, as well as how we can take action on this issue. Presentation Resources (click to access): PowerPoint Presentation USCCB […]

Jun 12
Supporting Fatherhood CPMC welcomes Norman Goldston of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford in Connecticut, who interweaves information about a program that supports fathers, as well as his own story. The Fatherhood Program provides resources to help fathers gain awareness of the important role they play in their children’s overall social, emotional, mental, physical, and […]

May 19
Solitary Confinement

Join CPMC in a discussion about solitary confinement with Rev. Ron Stief of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), a membership coalition of more than 325 religious organizations that mobilizes people of faith to end torture in U.S. policy, practice and culture. Resources: NRCAT website NRCAT State Campaigns webpage NRCAT “Take Action” webpage Direct […]

May 05
The 7 Habits on the Inside

CPMC welcomes Jeff Carney of FranklinCovey as he presents about the “7 Habits on the Inside” program, a process that changes prison cultures by building a common foundation for staff and inmates. The process allows both groups to use a common language to find mutual understanding and foster an environment conducive to behavioral change.

Apr 28
Advocacy Policy Issue: SNAP/TANF Felony Drug Conviction Ban CPMC welcomes Grant Smith and Hanna Sharif-Kazemi of the Drug Policy Alliance, along with Ingrid Delgado (USCCB) of our talented Advocacy Network Panel. This discussion will focus on advocacy and legislation related to the SNAP/TANF felony drug conviction ban. Grant Smith is the Deputy Director of Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of Federal Affairs. As Deputy […]

Apr 15
Support for Children with an Incarcerated Mother

Join CPMC for a presentation by Pat Chambers Daly and Christina Illenberg of Hour Children, an organization focused on helping incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent, and secure lives. Link: Hour Children website Link: Hour Children video (shared during presentation)