What You Can Do
As part of the Catholic Campaign to End the Use of the Death Penalty you can:
Pray for victims of crime and their families, those who have been wrongly convicted, and those awaiting execution.
Learn about Catholic social teaching, U.S. criminal justice policies, and the policies in your state. Go to the web site listed below for more information about the death penalty.
Educate people in your parish or community about Catholic social teaching and the criminal justice system. Visit the web sites listed below for Vatican and U.S. bishops’ statements on the death penalty as well as statements from individual bishops and states Catholic Conferences.
Advocate by contacting your elected officials. Discuss Catholic teaching on the death penalty and what steps could be taken at the state and national level to curtail or end its use. To receive information on efforts regarding the death penalty at the national level or to link with a particular state’s efforts, visit the web sites listed below.