HOPE OVER DEATH Celebrating 10 Years of Catholic Mobilizing Network

You're Invited

Please join Catholic Mobilizing Network for a 10th Anniversary Celebration! The reception will be held on World Day Against the Death Penalty (Thursday, October 10, 2019) from 6:30-9:00 PM at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, DC.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Together, we can build a culture of life.

  • $10,000 - VISIONARY (Includes 10 tickets, full page ad in program, recognition in program and event news release)
  • $5,000 - PARTNER (Includes 5 tickets, half page ad in program, recognition in program and event news release)
  • $2,500 - COLLABORATOR (Includes 3 tickets, quarter page ad in program, and recognition in program)
  • $1,000 - ADVOCATE (Includes 2 tickets and recognition in program)
  • $125 - AMICUS (Standard individual ticket)

Tickets Available Now

Click the link below to purchase tickets or donate to support the 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Event Honorees:

CMN will present awards to Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza and Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ for the their visionary leadership in the Catholic movement to abolish the death penalty and longtime support of Catholic Mobilizing Network.

  • Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston
  • Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, noted anti-death penalty activist and author of both Dead Man Walking and the Death of Innocents
In 2018, Pope Francis revised the Catholic Catechism stating the "inadmissibility" of the death penalty in all cases. The Vatican Embassy is the perfect setting to mark CMN's anniversary celebration and this milestone in the Church's teaching on capital punishment.

Host Committee

We are grateful for the support and involvement of our event Host Committee, including:

  • Steve Schneck, former Director of Catholic University's Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies (Host Committee Chair)
  • John Carr, Director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University
  • John J. DiGioia, Ph.D., President of Georgetown University, and Theresa DiGioia, MSW
  • Dick Dowling, Former Director of the Maryland Catholic Conference
  • Msgr. John Enzler, President & CEO of Catholic Charities DC
  • Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston
  • Hon. Janine Geske, Former Justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Margaret Melady, Former President of the Order of Malta Federal Association
  • Kerry Robinson, Global Ambassador for Leadership Roundtable
  • Vicki Schieber, Co-founder of Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights and noted advocate for death penalty repeal
  • Brian W. Stolarz, Attorney at Law and author of Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man

Event Sponsors


  • Vicki and Syl Schieber


  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington
  • Doug Sandvig


  • Richard Dieter and Margaret Louden

About Catholic Mobilizing Network

Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) is the national Catholic organization working to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice. Through education, advocacy, and prayer, CMN mobilizes Catholics and people of goodwill to build a culture of life, and to value our God-given human dignity, which is promised to each of us regardless of the harm we have suffered or caused.

Our Approach

Animated by our close collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and with the untiring support of our sponsor, the Congregation of St. Joseph, Catholic Mobilizing Network engages and empowers pro-life leaders, social-action educators, and church ministry staff in Catholic dioceses, State Catholic Conferences, and parishes across the country. Catholic Mobilizing Network believes that the actions of ordinary people of faith have a critical role in ending the practice of capital punishment.

Select images courtesy of Scott Langley, Death Penalty Phototography Project

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