The Office of Restorative Justice from the Diocese of San Bernardino released their quarterly newsletter.
Last week at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, two Restorative Justice workshops were held. These workshops were presented by Cheryl Ward-Kaiser & Suzanne Neuhaus, both sit on the Restorative Justice committee for the California Catholic Conference. Both workshops were very well attended.
Last week, California's newly elected Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed an executive order halting all executions in the state of California. The executive order also calls for withdrawing California's lethal injection protocols and immediately closing the execution chanber at San Quentin State Prison.
Sacramento - California newly elected Governor, Gavin Newsom, made a major policy announcement the morning of March 13th, 2019 in the State Capitol Rotunda. Surrounded by Legislators and media, Newsom signed an executive order placing a moratorium on the death penalty in California. The executive order also calls for withdrawing California's lethal injection protocols and immediately closing the execution chanber at San Quentin State Prison.
ROME - A prison sentence without hope serves no purpose other than to stir feelings of revenge and anger in inmates who are looking for a second chance in life, Pope Francis said.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles publishes monthly newsletters for the Families of the Incarcerated.
Download February newsletter here. (Bilingual)
If you want to subscribe to the monthly newsletter, contact Imelda Bermejo at IBermejo@la-archdiocese.org or (818) 201-3100
La Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles publíca boletines mensuales para las familias de los encarcelados.
The Office of Restorative Justice & Detention Ministry for the Diocese of Orange has a partnership with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. They work together on the "Lights On" project.
On November 27-29, Catholic Chaplains in working in state institutions gathered for Retreat and Training at Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center in Santa Cruz, CA. 41 Chaplains from across the state gathered.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently approved a new pastoral letter - Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love – examining the “persistent” history of racism in this nation. The report is particularly timely in that the FBI recently reported that hate crimes increased by 17 percent in 2017 with the most common bias being “race/ethnicity/ancestry.” Fr. Simon Kim, Director of Intercultural Initiatives at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, served on the original drafting committee and offers the following summary:
Please join us as we pray for the deceased homeless of San Francisco.
Thursday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.
St. Patrick Church, 756 Mission St., San Francisco
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will offer a Solemn Mass of the Dead for the homeless faithful departed. All are welcome to attend and to bring the names of any deceased homeless for whom they wish to pray.
Affordable parking and the Powell Street BART Station are located just one block away from St. Patrick Church.