Catholic Mobilizing Network
A lay collaborative
Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) is the lay collaborative of the USCCB and the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, our partners in the shared ministry to promote the life and dignity of all people. Firmly grounded in the Catholic teaching on the consistent ethic of life from conception to natural death, CMN seeks to prepare Catholics for informed involvement in campaigns to repeal state death-penalty laws and to initiate restorative justice programs.
With funding assistance from Our Sunday Visitor Institute, CMN was able to create these educational tools for youth and adults inviting them on a journey to explore the Church’s teaching on the use of the death penalty and restorative justice. The workshops are always available in a free, downloadable format:
- Facilitators Guide for Small Group Leaders
- Restorative Justice Workshop for “Tweens”
- Restorative Justice Workshop for high school teens
- Restorative Justice Workshop for Adults
- Restorative Justice and Catholic Social Teaching Workshop
This past year, CMN’s book “Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty” received a first-place award in the “Faithful Citizenship” category at the 2014 Catholic Press and Books Awards and third place in the “Theology” category at the Association of Catholic Publishers’ “2014 Excellence in Publishing Awards.” The book conveys the importance of the movement to Catholics in the United States and creates a resolution previously unavailable.
CMN also produces its own Spanish-speaking, weekly podcast. The podcasts are distributed free of charge and are currently broadcasted in 12 states, through 150 Spanish Catholic radio stations and reach up to 900,000 listeners weekly. We will soon begin recording the podcasts in English for distribution to Catholic radio stations across the nation.
Sign up for CMN’s monthly electronic newsletter which reaches more than 6,000 people nationally each month. For more information please visit our website: www.catholicsmobilizing.org.