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Criminal Justice Reform

Leadership Team shares statement on death penalty

By Sisters of Providence | July 30, 2019 |

We, the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., believe in the sacredness and dignity of all life

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A look into our prison ministry

By Sister Rita Clare Gerardot | December 27, 2018 |

There are many myths surrounding the death penalty

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Congregation statement regarding Catechism revision

By Sisters of Providence | August 3, 2018 |

We applaud the decision to change the text and will continue our mission of being God’s Providence in the world by committing ourselves to works of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people

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“You don’t give up on a person” Sister Rita Clare’s journey with a prisoner

By Diane Weidenbenner | May 16, 2017 |

“He’s always felt remorse. I’m not condoning the evil that he has done. But he’s also a human being who needs support. He needs someone who is a positive influence in his life and can help him improve.”

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Blessed and encouraged to act justly, love tenderly

By Sister Rita Clare Gerardot | January 24, 2017 |

My favorite Scipture passage is Micah 6:8: “Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly with your God.” My parents, Lillian and Henry Gerardot, exemplified this passage by the way they lived. Mom…

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Eliminating the Death Penalty in the United States: A Work in Progress

By Sister Donna Butler | August 26, 2016 |

While progress has been made, there’s more work to do

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Understanding life on death row

By Sister Donna Butler | May 18, 2015 |

“My heart ached for this man …”

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The Unity March for Equality

By Sister Donna Butler | December 20, 2014 |

Sister Donna Butler offers her perspective regarding the march

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Reflection on the dream of Martin Luther King

By Sister Patty Wallace | January 21, 2013 |

“The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new…

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Many SPs sign Declaration of Life

By Sisters of Providence | April 30, 2001 |

Note: The following story was originally written in 2001 at the time of the execution of Timothy McVeigh in Terre Haute, Ind. Sisters of Providence are given an opportunity to…

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Fathers speak out against death penalty

By Sisters of Providence | March 22, 2001 |

Note: This story was originally published in 2001 prior to the federal execution of Timothy McVeigh at the U. S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. How can anyone understand the…

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