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Catholics Speak Out in Opposition to the Restart of Federal Executions

Catholic Mobilizing Network delivered a petition to President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr opposing the planned restart of federal executions, signed by nearly 3,000 U.S. Catholics.
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Catholic Mobilizing Network Condemns Resumption in Federal Executions

Catholic Mobilizing Network, the national Catholic organization working to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice, strongly condemns Thursday’s announcement by the Department of Justice to resume the practice of capital punishment at the federal level.
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Catholic Leaders Express Encouragement Regarding Senate Criminal Justice Bill

In a letter to the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee leadership, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Sister Donna Markham, O.P., Ph.D., President & CEO of Catholic Charities USA, expressed hopefulness as the committee considers the FIRST STEP Act, bipartisan legislation that focuses on prison operations and reentry policies. It would offer incentives for inmates to go through counseling, substance abuse programs, and vocational training before reentering society.