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This webinar is in Spanish and discusses the significance of identifying and supporting all persons affected by crime and incarceration as well as the obstacles that are encountered when providing this support. It highlights the important role that parish communities can play in tending to families who struggle as a result of a loved one […]
This webinar focuses on the physical and mental health impacts that working and serving in a prison environment has on staff and volunteers including prison ministers. For prison ministers, a keen awareness and understanding of these impacts is crucial so that they intentionally engage in self-care and spiritual practices that counter cynicism, burnout, and correctional […]
This webinar tells the story of Dismas Ministry, which seeks to provide numerous Catholic faith and prayer resources for persons who are incarcerated and those who minister to them. It walks through the different resources, all of which are available in English and Spanish versions. The presenters are Tyler Curtis and Ron Zeilinger. Ms. Curtis is Director […]
This webinar addresses the importance of suitable Catholic formation programs to prepare and sustain persons serving in detention centers, jails, and prisons. While highlighting what is important to include in formation programs, it also invites the audience to share about formation programs that already exist across the U.S. The presenters are Dr. David Lichter and […]
This webinar offers an overview of Catholic correctional ministries in the U.S. and the state of the prison systems in the U.S. It also considers what it might look like for persons involved in correctional ministries to respond to Pope Francis’ directive to go out to the peripheries in order to encounter and accompany those forgotten […]