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Sister Barbara Battista and her ministry recognized by Catholic media

By Jason Moon | February 7, 2022 |

Sister Barbara Battista recognized by Catholic media for her justice ministry

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Congregation collaborates with others to create ‘Death Row Visitation Project’

By Jason Moon | June 24, 2021 |

‘“This is an essential part of our justice work.’

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Bearing witness to an execution

By Jason Moon | January 13, 2021 |

At his request she continued, out loud, to pray the prayers as she stepped back away from the execution table to take her place in the corner of the room.

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By Sister Barbara Battista | October 30, 2020 |

Surely just as we know that God loves us always and is never far from us, so are we called to love one another always, no matter what.

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Moving ahead with action against death penalty

By Sisters of Providence | August 20, 2020 |

The federal death chamber is in Terre Haute, Indiana, a mere 10 miles from our Motherhouse

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Congregation statement on ACLU lawsuit

By Sisters of Providence | August 6, 2020 |

We will continue to pray for death row inmates and their families, for all victims and their families, and for legislators, who hold in their hands the life or death of these inmates.

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Sisters of Providence react with prayer, advocacy to federal executions in Terre Haute

By Sisters of Providence | July 21, 2020 |

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods spoke out and demonstrated against and prayed for all people impacted by the death penalty and their victims last week. In these photos we share some of their actions in response to the first federal executions in 17 years that took place on July 13, 15 and 17 at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, located just ten miles from the Sisters of Providence motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Leadership statement on recent federal executions

By Sisters of Providence | July 21, 2020 |

We will continue to pray for the victims and their families, for death row inmates and their families, and for legislators who determine life or death decisions.

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Some Memories Never Fade: On the execution of Juan Garza in 2001

By Sister Ann Casper | July 16, 2020 |

Why do we perpetuate violence in the name of justice?

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Letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York

By Sisters of Providence | May 8, 2020 |

For these reasons and with all due respect we ask you to clarify your much-publicized praise for Mr. Trump’s leadership

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Ending the death penalty: what can we do?

By Jason Moon | January 13, 2020 |

One suggestion is to take action by adding your voice to the many calling for an end to the death penalty. You can sign pledges or send letters to elected officials. You can join groups in your state or join the National Action Team.

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Taking a stand: ‘Hashtag’ NoFedExecution

By Sister Barbara Battista | November 21, 2019 |

“We support the life and respect the dignity of all persons and will continue in prayer for death row inmates and their families …”

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