Tag: Prison

Life without parole is not a solution to crime, pope says

Life without parole is not a solution to crime, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sentencing someone to life in prison without the possibility of parole is “not the solution to problems, but a problem to solve,” Pope Francis told Italian prison guards, prison chaplains and officials from the Ministry of Justice.

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American pastor freed after two years in Turkey returns to U.S.

American pastor freed after two years in Turkey returns to U.S.

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Rev. Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Presbyterian pastor who had been jailed by Turkish authorities for nearly two years, returned to U.S. soil Oct. 13 after being freed the day before by Turkey.

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Jesus does not give up on anyone, pope tells prisoners

Jesus does not give up on anyone, pope tells prisoners

| Cindy Wooden | March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Never tire of renewing your gaze, of having that cataract operation on your soul every day,” the pope told the prisoners.

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‘No one can replace a mother,’ Chilean inmate tells Pope Francis

‘No one can replace a mother,’ Chilean inmate tells Pope Francis

| January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

When mothers are in prison, “children are the ones who suffer the most,” a female inmate at San Joaquin Women’s Prison told Pope Francis Jan. 16.

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U of M ‘Magnificat’ concert prompts reflection on mothers in prison

U of M ‘Magnificat’ concert prompts reflection on mothers in prison

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The concert’s director is connecting the uncertainty, fear and hope of incarcerated mothers to another mother who may have experienced similar emotions 2,000 years ago, when she was preparing to give birth to the Messiah.

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Ex-offender walks into freedom with Ham Lake parish’s support

Ex-offender walks into freedom with Ham Lake parish’s support

| March 17, 2017 | 4 Comments

Matthews, who went to prison on for assaulting his girlfriend, learned about the Catholic faith through Deacon Zinda and joined the Church in 2015. It helped Matthews make changes in his life he desired to make but couldn’t on his own. “I didn’t have the strength to do it, so God gave me that strength,” Matthews said.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – April 11, 2013

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – April 11, 2013

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

When you read this letter, you will have washed the feet of other kids like [us]. I am writing this letter because you give me hope. I know one day with people like you, us kids won’t be given sentences that will keep us in prison for the rest of our lives. I pray for you. Don’t forget us.”

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Taking ministry behind bars

Taking ministry behind bars

| July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

New corrections coordinator offers hope to inmates

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A Christmas message revealed behind closed doors

A Christmas message revealed behind closed doors

| December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

We are ‘fallen and hurt people’ raised up by God’s love

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