"The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development. This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty."
- Pope Francis, September 24, 2015
In the two years since Pope Francis's plea, we have made great strides towards ending the death penalty. Let's continue this important work to end the death penalty this October.
With Respect Life Month now here, Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) has created a Respect Life Month Toolkit to enable you to educate, advocate, and pray to end the death penalty.
Below we've also highlighted three things you can do right now to raise your voice for life this October.
Take Action to Stop an Execution: There are five executions scheduled this month. Raise your voice now through CMN's easy one-click letters and insist the dignity of all life be respected. Sign-up for CMN's Mercy in Action and take meaningful actions that are making a difference.
Educate, Advocate, and Pray: Sign CMN's National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty and encourage other's to sign. Join advocates and leaders like Sr. Helen Prejean, Fr. Jim Martin SJ, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, and many more who have already taken the Pledge!
Advocate for ALL Life in your Parish: CMN has prepared a Respect Life Month Toolkit filled with new and exciting materials including a new vigil and prayer service. Put these free, downloadable tools to use.
Thank you for raising your voice and advocating for the dignity of ALL life!