As Catholics, we need to ask the following: How can we restore our respect for law and life? How can we protect and rebuild communities, confront crime without vengeance, and defend life without taking life?”
– U.S. Bishops, Responsibility, Rehabilitation and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice
What is restorative justice?
Restorative justice is a principled approach to achieving justice that emphasizes living in right-relationship and resonates deeply with Gospel values and Catholic Social Teaching.
A restorative justice approach undergirds opposition to the death penalty, centers the needs of victim-survivors, promotes racial equity, honors indigenous peacemaking tradition and actualizes forgiveness and reconciliation.
– Catholic Mobilizing Network
Catholic Social Teaching
Criminal Justice Reform
Georgia Catholics Against the Death penalty
Georgia Catholics Against the Death penalty educates Catholics on Church teaching about capital punishment and mobilizes action to eliminate its use in Georgia and around the world.
H.B. 485 Death Penalty Repeal Bill
A bipartisan group of legislators have introduced House Bill 485. If enacted, this bill would repeal the death penalty in Georgia and replace it with life without parole. This powerful action would move our state even further in the pro-life direction it has already undertaken.